nixGuru said: I can't comment on the deal, but Costco recently had these on sale and I am not a fan. They often do not clean the dishes well, and I need to use two at a time to get reasonable results. Well, 3000+ Amazon reviewers beg to differ non-fanboy.
nixGuru said: I can't comment on the deal, but Costco recently had these on sale and I am not a fan. They often do not clean the dishes well, and I need to use two at a time to get reasonable results. I have been using these from Costco for many years and never had a problem. Clean and streak free without a rinse agent.
A major factor in how well your dishwasher works is how hard your water is. Until a year or two ago, dishwasher detergents contained phosphates which softened water and helped the detergents work better. But phosphates are banned in detergent now. So people in areas with hard water will get poorer performance from their washers and their detergents.
careh said: We got a new Bosch dishwasher (when our 22 year old one died) and its manual tells us we still need to use Rinse agent even if we use an 'all in one' tablet.
Also -the amount of detergent recommended with this new dishwasher is 1 tablespoon (the exact amount varies depending on your water softness or hardness and how crudded up your dishes are).
For us anyway - it is far cheaper to just use a good quality powdered detergent than the tablets. We also have a Bosch and these have worked fine for us for many years. Regarding rinse agent, just use white vinegar - much safer (healthwise) and cheaper especially if you have Costco or similar membership.
YumRaj said: Regarding rinse agent, just use white vinegar... excellent advice; i also like to use white vinegar (just a cup or so at 5%) whenever i wash anything that has been in contact with seafood -- ive never had any issues with residual fish odors once the cycle completes.
We got them at our Costco BOGO ($14.49 for 2 x 110 boxes). For those saying they need rinse agent (we do, hard water), Costco also has a large (can't remember size) bottle of Jet-Dry BOGO ($9.99 x 2 bottles).
nixGuru said: I can't comment on the deal, but Costco recently had these on sale and I am not a fan. They often do not clean the dishes well, and I need to use two at a time to get reasonable results. Probably an old or badly designed washer, clogged lines, or you don't know how to load dishes properly
Water here is very hard and dishes come out nice & clean. Washer is good quality with high pressure jets. Ask a neighbor with a modern appliance whether theirs cleans well with one tablet.
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