I would die without a dishwasher! Washing dishes by hand has never been my thing. I am one of those people who leaves the BIG stuff for a 2nd load rather than washing it by hand. I use my dishwasher to clean plastic toys, knick knacks, just about anything that will fit in it & won't be ruined. But this isn't really about the dishwasher, our rented house has a less than stellar model. What I LOVE this week is my Electrasol powdered dishwasher soap.
When they first came out with the cute little cubes of dishwasher soap & then the cute little gel packs, I was a total fan. I convinced myself that the kids could run the dishwasher without wasting the soap, then reality hit, the kids almost NEVER actually run the dishwasher and those convenient little individual packets (or cubes) are EXPENSIVE. Plus, I could only use them in the dishwasher. A few months ago, I switched back to the powdered form. A BIG box only lasts about 2 weeks for me, but that is because I use it to presoak pans, to get stains out of plasticware, to clean the kitchen sinks & counters and a bunch of other kitchen cleaning projects that it probably wasn't intended for. It is GREAT at cleaning just about any greasy mess that is too stubborn for my old standby vinegar. I have tried other brands by Electrasol is definitely my favorite.....it isn't as expensive as some brands and it works much better than the store brand.Head over to Diaper Diaries to see what everyone else LOVES this week. Click here to go to my Ultimate Blog Party post and here to see my Ultimate Blog Party Food post.