Several years ago there was a dishwasher recall and ours was part of it. Up to that point, I had put up with a dishwasher that sounded like an airplane taking off in my kitchen as well as a pitiful job in cleaning our dishes. So I was all over the fact that the manufacturer was going to give $700 toward our replacement. My research found a ultra quite dishwasher with a stainless steel inside that was close to the top of the line, not quite but I was not willing to pay "that" much over the $700 I was given. Fast forward a couple of years and Jeff is complaining about our "crappy" expensive dishwasher and we need to look into a new one. The stainless steel is no longer shiny but chalky white and the dishes are covered with that chalky white grossness as well. Jeff did his job of cleaning out the hoses, I was using that blue liquid rinse stuff that is supposed to make your dishes sparkly clean, as well a scrubbing the inside of the machine only to have it be chalky white in just a few washes. We were ready to give up when I saw this Dishwasher Magic at Lowes one day. The label says, "This dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant removes mineral stains, lime scale, iron/rust, calcium build-up, and food particles which can clog the water jets in your dishwasher and reduce its performance." All in one use. With the condition of our dishwasher, I figured if one bottle was good two had to be better. So I purchased two bottles.
Right next to the Dishwasher Magic, was Finish, a tablet type dishwasher soap, that states right on the box if you are not completely satisfied after using one box you are guaranteed your money back. This product was probably threes more money that the store brand dishwasher soap I normally buy, but heck, if they will give me my money back why not try it. I am totally sold on both of these products. Dishwasher Magic cleaned my horrible dishwasher in one use with some chalky left, so the I used the second bottle and it came out sparkly clean. Just like new, I kid you not.
I have purchased my second box of Finish tablets and they are the absolute best. I do believe they are my new best friend. All of my dishes, glasses, and silverware have not looked this good since I took them out of the box. Really, I am amazed every time I open my dishwasher to really clean dishes. I am sold. I will used Dishwasher Magic once a month as the label suggests and Finish is my new soap, even if it is more expensive. Once again, I am able to not only enjoy the fact that I cannot even hear my dishwasher running, but my dishes are clean too. Who knew? And I give you theses little tips free of charge, because that is just the kind of gal that I am.