Skip Nav
Real Estate
You Have to See the Most Expensive House in the US to Believe How Extra It Is
magnolia market
Chip and Joanna Gaines's Other Business Is a Surprise to Even Fans
Queen Elizabeth II
Here's What the $460 Million Updates to Buckingham Palace Will Include

How Much Dishwasher Detergent Should You Use?

Casa Quickie: Lighten Up

A recent article in the New York Times brought up an interesting subject: how much dishwasher detergent should we use? Every time my detergent runs low — which is often — I wonder how little can I get away with. As it turns out, "Washing machines and dishwashers are made to use far less water now than older models and, therefore, need less soap. And detergents have also become increasingly concentrated." So, the answer is less is more. What a relief! If you're a numbers girl (or boy) like me, you may need digits: the Times' expert dishwasher repairman says that 1/8 to 1/2 of what's usually recommended should be enough. Try this at home! It should save us all a pretty penny.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
carolynz carolynz 7 years
This not only saves you money, but it's more environmentally friendly as well. I have known about the pre-rinsing dishes thing for a while, most newer model dishwashers don't require it and you are essentially just wasting water when you do it.
ejr ejr 7 years
i also thought it was interesting that this article said that you shouldnt completely rinse dishes before they go into the dishwasher because the soap won't stick
Angelina Jolie Talks Brad Pitt Wedding in New York Times
Burger-to-Bun Ratio
Julia Child's Home in Provence, France, For Sale
Ecotot: Baby Detergent
Glitter Grout Decor Trend
Burger Made With a Waffle Iron | Dorm Room Hacks
Christina El Moussa's Favorite Tile
How to Use a Citrus Press
Affordable DIY Home Kitchen Makeover
10-20-30 Exercise Method
From Our Partners
Latest Home & Garden
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds