There is nothing I dislike more than murky colored dishes. I’m one of those persnickety people when it comes to washing dishes. I even have an exact way to load the dishwasher for optimum cleaning and to tell you the truth, I wash off the dishes with water and a scrubby before ever putting them into the dishwasher. I can’t stand the thought of food floating on my dishes, or those little bits of coffee or milk left over in a cup sloshing around. The only thing I have had to eventually stop going crazy over was the hard-water spots on glasses because I was driving everyone crazy, so I figured as long as they were in the shade of my cabinet that you couldn’t really tell but I always rinse them off before ever using them. Yes, I’m that person.
I was given the opportunity to try something new, OxiClean Dishwashing Booster. It has some really great statistics and I was hoping it would help me out because we have a new dishwasher and I assumed that wasn’t the problem. I’ve tried four different dishwasher detergents and I figure it’s just the Missouri water. If that was the case then this was going to do the trick!
- 69% of respondents either do not know what phosphates are (14%) or that they were banned from dishwashing detergents (55%)
- 49% feel frustrated because they don’t know what’s causing the spots on dishes
- Top three things that consumers believe cause the spots/cloudy dishes are dishwashing detergent (50%), hard water (34%), dishwasher not working well (30%)
- Over half (56%) have switched their detergent 2-5 times
- 88% agree or strongly agree that it is embarrassing to serve on dishes that have spots or are cloudy
- Almost 1 in 3 (32%) say their biggest kitchen challenge is achieving sparkly dishes; 30% say spots on dishes are their biggest kitchen complaint
I was also given a tray to test this out on. Here is a picture of the tray before I used the OxiClean and after.
The unique multi-action formula dissolves the cloudy film (hard water salts and calcium carbonate) that builds up during the rinse cycle.
To eliminate the cloudy film in just one wash:
- Add two squirts of OxiClean Dishwashing Booster into the bottom of the dishwasher and fill the rinse agent dispenser
- Place your detergent in main wash cup as usual
For ongoing use to help keep the cloudy film from returning:
- Refill rinse agent dispenser with Booster as needed (about once per month) – No additional rinse agent is needed
- For tough film and spots, add two squirts into bottom of the dishwasher
Connect: You can connect with OxiClean on their Facebook Page and/or @OxiClean on Twitter.
Purchase: You can purchase the 7oz bottle for $3.99 – $4.99 for 67 loads* or the 13oz bottle for $6.99 – $7.99 for 125 loads*.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of OxiClean and received a product sample and serving tray to facilitate my review, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
*When used in rinse agent dispenser only, based on average dispenser release in leading dishwashers.