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Vinegar for Dishwasher Rinse Agent

Some of you have posted that you use vinegar in the dishwasher as a rinse agent (rather than products like Jet Dry). I'd like to do that too, but I need more information. With Jet Dry, you just put the product in the dishwasher once a month or something like that. Is that what you do with the vinegar - just put some in the dishwasher's little dispensing well once a month? Or do you do it more often? Thanks.

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Tina from Ashland, OR

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October 7, 20080 found this helpful

I'll have to be a dissenting vote here--I tried it a couple of years ago and it didn't do a thing for me. I had just as many spots as I did with nothing in the rinse dispenser. I hope it works for you, but don't be surprised if it doesn't.

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October 7, 20080 found this helpful

Whether or not vinegar works for you depends on the type of water that you have. When it worked for me, I opened the door on the rinse cycle and tossed in about a cup of vinegar. Worked like a charm. Since I used a lot of vinegar, I didn't use the little dispenser. Now that I have a water softener, I don't need to use either a rinse agent or vinegar.

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October 8, 20080 found this helpful

As the jet dry well needs it.

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October 8, 20080 found this helpful

I use vinegar in the rinse aid dispenser. I just fill it up when it indicates it's empty.

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March 21, 20100 found this helpful

I've been filling the JetDri rinse reservoir with vinegar lately, and the glasses and plates are defintely clearer.

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September 5, 20130 found this helpful

I use vinegar in the dishwasher not for spot removal but to keep the lines clear because we have a lot of calcium in our water. I also use it in the coffee maker, then run a pot of water through after, and I use it in my wash machine to keep those lines clean too. I have to use about a 1/2 c because of the condition of our water.

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February 17, 20140 found this helpful

I use vinegar as a rinse aid. I use about a 1/4 cup I throw in when the dishes start to wash, I don't put it in the well and it works good for me.

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June 21, 20140 found this helpful

I set a small bowl that holds about 1/2 cup of vinegar on the top rack just before I turn the machine on. It has made a huge difference. I don't want to use JetDry any longer, was looking for something more natural.
This vinegar disperses as the water is tossed around in the machine.

I have read that you should not put vinegar in the dispenser because it might be too caustic for the parts.

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Anonymous
February 3, 20160 found this helpful

I believe the word you meant to use was corrosive, not caustic. Caustic is actually the opposite of an acid...

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