Some of the comments at the link humor me. So many people rely on the knowledge of the all-knowing 'they'; and, they are horrified that people would be selfish enough to want soap to actually clean.
Phosphorus causes algae blooms. Fine. So they pick an incredibly small source of it for banning? Ever wonder what the middle number on a bag of fertilizer means...its phosphorous content. Just a hunch, but I bet the biggest source of phosphorus in lakes and streams is from farming...but they'll probably ban that next.
Hmm, the dishwasher simply will not remove stuff from dishes and pots, in fact they then get baked on. So I have to either rinse before or after.
Anybody have details on how much tsp to add to your dishwasher detergent? Very interesting information.
How do you add TSP and how much?
I have been noticing that the dishes are not getting clean lately. I thought I needed a new dishwasher.
Heading back to the health conditions of the middle ages.
Add me to the list of those who want to know how much tsp to put in the dishwasher! Help!
We bought a Maytag about 15 years ago and it never did do a good job on the dishes. Was always having to redo them. It died about 10 years ago so I’ve been washing the dishes by hand since them.
I guess I owe my super an apology, I have been complaining that my dishwasher sucXXXXXX
Did my thesis on my degree in Biology on the Chemistry of TriClorol Phosphates in soaps.
The environmentalist seemed to not know how much we depend on Phosphates to produce blooms in our sewer system. Not only does it clean our systems if managed properly but the fact is that most of our vitamins comes from blooms created with phosphates. The additional growth of algae produces healthy feed source for cattle and other animals.
This is incredible! I’ve had the repairman out twice and he tinkered around with the damn machine and NOTHING changed. Now I know the answer!
Please help us with this tsp thing. I’m going crazy with these awful-looking dishes.
ping for later
Octagon was my favorite handwashing dish detergent. Did a great job. It was discontinued and when I contacted the manufacturer they hemmed and hawwed about the reason. Now we have all these shiny clear detergents that look like LED christmas lights. Yuck. They do not do a good job either. Lots of money for soap manufacterers because people use more for less return.
I am looking for a homemade hand dishwashing soap recipe.
I installed a dishwashing sink recently. It is a two bowl sink with cast iron drainers on each side. Nice and one can actually do dishes and other projects without getting the counters soaked.
Ironically I am using the old dishwasher’s bottom rack as a dishrack on the sink drainer.
Is it really safe to add your own tsp to a dishwasher? It is toxic if swalloed, and is sold as a paint cleaner. I realize the dishwasher rinses but still.
Notice how far down you have to go to see WHY they did this.
We have coped by washing the dishes by hand.
I will go to Home Depot tomorrow!
Prices will sky-rocket on pre-ban Cascade.
There’s TSP and then there’s TSP. Home Depot sells a brand called “TSP” but it does not contain TSP. You have the read the label to ensure it does contain TSP. Best place to get it is at paint stores.
Guys, Americans focus on harsh chemicals to clean everything. The stuff your clothes detergent/softener/dryer sheet/dry cleaning chemicals has NEXT TO (and ENTERING) your skin and bloodstream could well give you cancer, Lou Gherig’s (sp?), and a host of chronic illnesses.
I lived in a European country that didn’t allow harsh chemicals or bleaches (I do not agree with such top-heavy gov’t control but just mentioning how I was forced to learn this healthy fact), and I learned the secret of how to wash clothes (and dishes) really, really well without harsh chemicals.
It’s HOT water! Very, very hot water. Sometimes BOILING. Most European made machines will do this. It’s your healthy alternative to the kinds of chemicals that you do not want in your body, through either your dishes OR your clothing. Our skin takes everything in that’s on it. So I am talking about stain-free laundry that your baby can chew on (my son DOES like to chew his shirt sleeves and I am so OK with it!), and a clean glass with no residual chem taste when you fill it with water.
Focus on a little clean, safe soap and tons of HOT HOT water.
Will this also help in laundry detergent?
How do I get this crud off my hands?