I have tried this recipe for dishwasher powder from another site and it wrecked my plastic baby bottles leaving a thick white film on them! Here's the recipe:
Mix; add to dishwasher. Use more baking soda for harder water.
What can I do? I would love to use this recipe, since it's so cheap and convenient. Do I need to add extra vinegar for the rinse? I am afraid I can get a film all over my dishwasher if I use this recipe and even more, plug the water ducts. I need more options.
Sweety from VA
i buy the cheapest powdered dishwasher detergent i can find, like at the dollar store, and cut it in half with the homemade recipe you described. i find it works just fine. my glassware and plastic ware come out clean, sparkling and no odors.
additionally, i do the same with my powdered laundry detergent.
You may have to soak your baby bottles in warm white vinegar and scrub really well. I would be very iffy about using someone's homebrew dishwasher powder. In addition, you may have to run several wash cycles with a cup of white vinegar each time-- just run the wash, not the dry cycle.
I also buy the cheapest dishwashing detergent and fill one of the cups, in the other I fill with baking soda for spotting and rinsing. So far, so good. Another idea is to buy any dishwasher detergent on sale and use coupons with it. I do this with many products to really cut costs!
don't use borax it's poisonous
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