More uses for the ever versatile Vinegar!!!

I was at a friends house yesterday and she hadn't heard of using vinegar in your dishwasher so I thought I would share. I use vinegar instead of jet dry, just pour it in the little reservoir in your dishwasher and it keeps spots off your glasses and it helps keep your dishwasher clean. Residue from dishwashing soap and minerals get built up inside your dishwasher so once in a while I pour vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher (empty, no dishes in it) and then I run a cycle to clean and freshen it, basically the same thing that you do with your coffee maker to clean it.
You gotta luv vinegar and it's so cheap!


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    1. I just put it in my dishwasher! Looking forward to seeing if I can tell a difference.

  2. I can hardly wait to try it. Jet Dry is a lot more expensive and hasn't really done much good in my dishwasher. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Just be careful with the vinegar. I had an appliance salesman tell me that if vinegar sits near rubber parts like washers or seals, it can dissenegrate or make the rubber brittle over time. Running a load with the vinegar in the bottom would be safe enough, but putting it in the Jet Dry dispenser might have some long-lasting effects. Used to put vinegar in the Jet Dry dispenser all of the time, and now my dispenser leaks horribly - it all runs out on the first load. I'm not sure if it's because of all the vinegar I put in it, or if the appliance salesman was just trying to be a "salesman", but it's might be worth checking out. I do know that the vinegar worked like a charm, especially on that nasty white film that detergents leave behind now that there are no phosphates in them. Anyway, just some thoughts.


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