Are Your Drinking Glasses Icky White?
Every hostess’ nightmare is setting the table and discovering the good crystal isn’t exactly sparkling clean. It is even frustrating in a normal day to begin to unload the dishwasher and ask “I did run this, right?” However, running it again may not actually solve the problem and bring about cleaner dishes. This would be true if the problem is in the water and not the actual function of the appliance.
Residents from Brainerd, Baxter, and the west side of Gull Lake – and likely many other communities across our country – have been turning up at their local appliance store seeking advice regarding a white film on glasses and other dishes. According to a recent article, Chuck Schroeder of Schroeder’s Appliance Center says they have noticed a very high frequency of people having this problem recently and have been coming in to purchase new dishwashers, assuming the appliance is wearing out.
Perhaps you’ve noticed spots on your glasses too? These spots are evidence of unseen hard water minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and manganese in your water. These minerals will dry and harden on surfaces, leaving them dull, filmy, and powdery feeling. Because the inside of most dishwashers is white, the film generally only stands out on the clean dishes, so most people assume that the dishwasher is not getting their dishes clean.
Tired of water spots? You have a few options. You can use vinegar, citric acid crystals, or a water softening product in your dishwasher. You can also experiment with using different detergents and different amounts of detergent. Or, you can take care of the problem throughout the entire house or business with the use of a home water softener.
Research shows the benefits to having a home water softening system. This system could save you a lot of time, frustration, and money in wasted water. Just think of all the times you have simply filled the soap dispenser again and run the dishwasher a second time with the same dishes desiring a different result. That’s a lot of water and detergent going down the drain and leaving the same white film behind. If it’s time to make a household change, look up your local Rayne dealer for more information to guide your decision to better living.
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