Thursday, March 26, 2009

Things I LOVE Thursday....Dishwasher Soap


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.

10 comments:

Brooke said...

i got my gel packs for free, and am eager to use them. but i'm like you since i'm the only one who runs the dishwasher powder will work just fine in the future.

Amanda said...

I have to use the Electrasol tabs... my 19 month old thinks that dishes is her job and HAS to put the tab in, pull the lever over and start the dishwasher - or there's a meltdown. I'm hoping this continues and she eventually loads the dishwasher.

Taylor said...

I have to use tabs too. The latch won't open so I have to put the tab in the prewash spot, lol!! But When I get it fixed I will try the powder.

Wifey Dessert said...

i love the Finish powder but the WalMart I shop at doesn't carry it any more? I dont know what the deal is!! so i had to get the store brand..

shopannies said...

no dishwasher here but would love one hubby loves hand washed dishes (not sure why)

Daisy said...

i use the tabs or gel packs (which ever is on sale adn I have a Q)
it's just easier for me and my sanity, my kids havent figured out yet that it only needs a little water to rip apart and make the mess I know they want to make!

cute blog.. i'll be reading often!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Hmmm... we use the gel packs maybe I should try the powder. I have never tried it. Never thought about it being cheaper. Maybe I will try it when I run out of the gel packs - which I have not been happy with . I liked the cubes better

Leigh of said...

Sooo true!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Raise Them Up said...

i'm a big fan of this too, but I never thought of using it anywhere but in the dishwasher. Great ideas!

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