Until recently, I have always had a problem with my dishwasher. I’ve never been able to just scrape my dishes and put them in the dishwasher. The dishes just don’t come clean. I moved to a house with a new dishwasher and still had problems. I even bought the expensive products.
According to Consumer Reports, prerinsing your dishes can waste 20 gallons of heated water a day. They suggest switching to an enzyme-based detergent so that you can simply scrape off the big chunks and throw the dishes in the machine. The enzymes get off the stuck on food, so that you don’t have to scrub your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
You know what product Consumer Reports recommends? They recommend the Great Value Wal-Mart brand or Kirkland Signature from Costco!!!! Can you believe it? The generic, store brands are the ones they recommend?!?!
So, I decided to put it to the test. Last month I bought the Great Value Wal-Mart brand dishwashing detergent. I quit prerinsing and prewashing my dishes and it the product has worked! I’m so excited.
This tip has saved me time, money on detergent, and money on energy and water. It has also kept my eczema from flaring up. What a thrifty tip!