Can I Use Ammonia in My Dishwasher to Wash Dishes?

Please can anyone tell me if I can use ammonia in my dishwater to wash my dishes and if so how much do I use?

By Anita from Saskatoon, SK

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February 28, 20110 found this helpful

I don't know about ammonia, but try this trick for super clean dishes. Use your regular dish washing detergent and add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup vinegar to each load. In Canada all phosphates have been removed from detergents and I found that the dishes always came out streaked and had buildup. Now with the added vinegar, never an issue.

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March 5, 20110 found this helpful

Not to be rude or offensive.... But why would you wanna wash your dishes in ammonia in the first place?

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June 15, 20160 found this helpful

Because you're out of dishwasher detergent. I tried ammonia as a substitute and it worked. Just poured a half cup or so into the bottom of the dishwasher.

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March 6, 20110 found this helpful

Ammonia does not mix with all things, and I would be careful. For sure, NOT in the dishwasher. Any residue of commercial dishwasher det. would set off an unhealthy HAZMAT reaction.

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March 18, 20110 found this helpful

I met a woman about 20 yrs ago who used this when she washed her dishes so I was curious. Thank you for your replies.

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June 15, 20160 found this helpful

I've tried it when out of dishwasher detergent, and it worked.

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