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Gel vs. Powder

It’s the age-old question – should you use gel or powder soap in your dishwasher? Well, I have all the answers. If you have hard water, you should use powder dishwasher soap. If you have soft water, you may use gel dishwasher soap. Powder dishwasher soap is freeze-dried so it disolves as soon as it hits the water. Gel dishwasher soap does not necessarily dissolve immediately, causing it to swirl around in the water and create build-up inside your dishwasher. Unless you want a visit from your favorite appliance repairman (I wouldn’t blame you if you do) to clean out the gel build-up, it’s safe to stick with powder dishwasher soaps.

The same rule applies to your washing machine, though it’s not quite as important. Happy washing!


October 2, 2009 - Posted by | Dishwasher, Washing Machine

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