Breezy Days: The Dishwasher Detergent War


September 1, 2014

The Dishwasher Detergent War

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Being in a rental home, we have a pretty old dishwasher that doesn't always do the job. I'll admit it's way better than not having a dishwasher at all! I usually just grab whatever dishwasher detergent is on the aisle display when doing my grocery shopping at Walmart. This time, I tried out the lemon Finish Powerball dish detergent and put it to war against my current detergent...

I printed off this $1 off coupon (on my sidebar) to get some extra Walmart savings. Walmart is also doing a Rollback sale on Finish products until October which can be combined with the coupon. I'm all about saving money! While I was a little skeptical to try out the powerball pods, I was interested to see how much of a difference it made when washing my clear glasses.

I am a Family Studies graduate, and the major included lotssss of research and statistics. So you could say I'm practically a professional research scientist ;) My control was 2 clean clear glasses filled with the same brand of chocolate milk before wash-time. The first wash I used my current Cascade detergent and the second I used the lemon Finish Powerball. I took the glasses directly out of the wash as soon as it was completed, and didn't do any extra wiping down before taking pictures.

This is the Cascade glass, which left a cloudy residue on the drinking glass. I've been dealing with this residue for a while when it comes to all my dishes. It's obnoxious to have to double clean all my stuff!

This is the Finish glass directly after the wash. Not gonna lie, I GASPED when I saw the clarity! I've not seen a clear glass like this probably in over a year. I attributed the poor washing of my dishes to the dishwasher, when a majority of the problem was my detergent! I'm now a Finish believer! Next time you're just browsing through your local Walmart, make sure to grab Finish because it finishes the job :)


Unknown said...

Wow, what a difference! #client

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