One day, I decided to read the label on the box of automatic dishwasher detergent. I was curious to see how much powder is recommended per dishwasher load.
It read, “Follow manufacturer’s instructions or use one tablespoon of powdered dishwasher detergent.” Really? Wow. I’m one to just dump it in. Once I saw how little one tablespoon is, I realized I’ve been using more like five or six times that amount.
I’ve made the switch to measuring my dishwasher detergent more carefully, and I can see no difference at all using the more correct amount. Dishes come out just as clean and sparkly as when I was using the dump method.
Not surprisingly, a box of automatic dishwasher detergent lasts a lot longer, too! Marcie