Homemade dishwasher detergent, how to beat hardwater!

Over the years I’ve turned myself completely over to living and cleaning as naturally as possible in our home. For one it has saved us a ton of money and, for the other, I feel we are healthier for it. I went through several recipes I found online for homemade dishwasher detergent and settled on one that we just loved and use daily....more

On allergies. Do you hand-wash dishes or use a dishwasher?

Okay. This is a mundane subject, but we all need to wash dishes. Most, apart from the people who eat out or use takeaway containers, need to wash the dishes and cutlery we've eaten from....more

Vinegar in the Dishwasher: Green Kitchen Hack

      Trying to avoid harsh chemicals in your cleaning products? Replace the rinse agent (ie "JetDry") in your dishwasher with white vinegar. Vinegar will leave your dishes shiny and spotless with no chemical residue. It will also help prevent mold from growing in your dishwasher. (And, no, your dishes will not smell like vinegar).      Any kind of vinegar will work in theory (well, maybe not balsamic), but I prefer to use white vinegar for cleaning....more
Good tip, I've done this one!more

Cascade #MyPlatinum Dishwashing Pods - Win A Whirlpool Dishwasher!

I think the daily chores at every house are the same: do the laundry, make the meals,do the dishes. Know what my least favorite chore is? Putting away dishes from the dishwasher. Know why? Because it drives me crazy when they don’t come completely clean after I just ran them on a heavy dishwasher cycle with a sani-rinse option. Seriously. If I’m going through the work of “pre-washing” my dishes FOR the dishwasher, they damn well better come CLEAN at the end of the day....more

Cleaning Jewelry in the Dishwasher?

That’s what I said!...more

How To Keep Flimsy Stemware Safe in the Dishwasher

I have a few delicate glass pieces that always make me nervous in the dishwasher. Normally, I wash these by hand because I have this fear that they will get knocked over and break…I don’t know what would happen to my dishwasher if a glass broke mid-cycle but I imagine it wouldn’t be pleasant.My other problem is that I tend to be lazy and I don’t want to hand wash stuff… that’s what a dishwasher is for. (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this exact argument with my mother growing up)....more

That's brilliant! We don't have a dishwasher but I'm filing this idea away in hopes that I will ...more

The Dishwasher "Test Drive"

How do you "test drive" a dishwasher? ...more

Dishwasher Soap TIP!

Leaving your dishwasher soap under the sink can actually ruin the soap and not make your dishes as clean because of the dampness of the location. Make sure you keep your dish soap in a closed container instead of being open. How To Test Your Soap ...more