Do you love having guests over for dinner but cringe at the last minute over cloudy glasses? Have you had that embarrasing experience of having to change glasses in the middle of serving a drink. Let’s eliminate those milky glasses and also get a better understanding of what causes the milky film in the first place.
Let’s start by explaining that as a July 2011, all detergent makers were forced to remove phosphates from their detergents after 17 states completely banned the use of them. Phosphate played a very important role in detergents. They helped the detergent clean better, especially in areas with hard water. Phosphate is the ingredient that breaks food down and dissolves it by removing calcium that binds food together. It also breaks down grease during the wash cycle which reduces spotting and filming.
Here are a few tips to help get rid of those spots up:
1- When using dishwasher, always match the name brand of rinse agent with your brand of detergent. The makers of these products use chemicals to enhance one another.
2- Use a product with citric acid at least twice a month. Citric acid helps to release deposits that attach to your dishwashers internal mechanisms and allow them to be removed during the drain cycle.
3- Always make sure the water temperature is at least 125 degrees.
Remember if any of your dishes already have a white film on them, some advanced dishwasher may work wonders to get rid of it, but generally most dishwashers are not able to remove it. You will want to soak these in a white vinegar and warm water bath for at least 30 minutes and then hand wash.
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