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what dish washing liquid/soap do you use?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 31, 2011 at 11:47 AM

I'm using a coconut-derived one, but it doesn't clean the dishes very well. Does anyone have a good recipe or suggestion for a more natural-ish soap for the dishwasher? Thanks!

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on August 08, 2011
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i would loove a better dishwasher but i'm a student in a temporary apartment and don't really have that money :( ah well, someday...

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on August 08, 2011
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thanks, think i'll try the seventh generation stuff since it's at costco

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on August 08, 2011
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thanks for the feedback

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As someone who has lived in a lot of apartments over the years - I totally agree with mth here. It has a lot to do with the machine. In fact after such horrible results with most of the dishwashers I've had available to me that I've gotten in the habit of just washing by hand and use the dishwasher as a drying rack instead most often. I do have a good dishwasher now and on the rare occasion that I do use it, Mrs. Meyer's Dishwasher packs or Seventh Generation dishwasher detergent packs and they both work very well.

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For hand dish-washing I've had good luck w/ Dr. Bronners, but you do need to scrape/wipe the fat off dishes first.

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Soaps don't work in dishwashers. In this case, you'll need to use a detergent.

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on July 31, 2011
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At the moment I'm using Palmolive Eco. I'm sure I could do better, but I needed something quick and this was the best of the selection I had in front of me at the time.

But if you want to try out Meyers Clean Day (I heart the basil scent of their soaps and dryer sheets) there is a $1 Off coupon here: http://www.mrsmeyers.com/coupon and if you want to try out Seventh Generation, there is a $0.50 Off coupon here: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/

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on August 08, 2011
at 11:58 AM

thanks, think i'll try the seventh generation stuff since it's at costco

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on July 31, 2011
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Get a better dishwasher. It's been my experience that the quality of the dishwasher has more to do with cleaning the dishes than soap. When the phosphates were removed from our favorite brand, our dishwasher quit cleaning the dishes. About a month later, the dishwasher broke and my wife wanted the super duper ultra deluxe model. We bought it and the dishes were sparkling with less than half the amount of the crappy soap.

What's your brand/recipe - I'll mix some up and wash a load and see how it works.

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on July 31, 2011
at 01:54 PM

As someone who has lived in a lot of apartments over the years - I totally agree with mth here. It has a lot to do with the machine. In fact after such horrible results with most of the dishwashers I've had available to me that I've gotten in the habit of just washing by hand and use the dishwasher as a drying rack instead most often. I do have a good dishwasher now and on the rare occasion that I do use it, Mrs. Meyer's Dishwasher packs or Seventh Generation dishwasher detergent packs and they both work very well.

5d6a58590ba76136e8dc50c561c8ada2

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on August 08, 2011
at 11:59 AM

i would loove a better dishwasher but i'm a student in a temporary apartment and don't really have that money :( ah well, someday...

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on July 31, 2011
at 12:52 PM

I use the dish liquid and dishwasher detergent on this page: https://erinpatota.norwex.biz/?p=n&sectid=4&cid=5. I've been happy, though I agree that it has lot to do with the dishwasher.

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thanks for the feedback

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