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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

An alternative for automatic dishwasher detergent?

Doing dishes tonight and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for an alternative for detergent for automatic dishwashers. I *could* hand wash, but try to avoid that since my hands get a lot of wear and tear from frequent hand-washing during the day. They are already quite chapped. Prior to getting a water softener, the only thing that would work halfway decently was Cascade gel packs. I've continued using these since this is what I've always bought...but am wondering if maybe I could switch to something cheaper. I hate to try it, and be stuck with some ineffective soap and out of my money.... Thoughts? Anybody know how to make dishwasher detergent?

1 comment:

  1. No, but you might check the Duggar's website and they may have a "recipe" for some. I know they make their own laundry detergent. Or, do have you checked out the "Tightwad Gazette"? At least that is what I think it is called...surely they have a website.