Operating the dishwasher should be one of the simplest household tasks you’ll have to do. One of the unfortunate challenges to this simplicity however, is water spots. These aren’t a reflection of your dishwasher’s performance though, simply a side-effect of the water evaporating and leaving behind a residue, and better still they are completely avoidable. So, don’t worry, and don’t waste time and water with another cycle; for table-ready dishes straight out of the dishwasher, all you need is rinse aid.
Rinse Aid can Boost Washing Power
When your dishes come out a little less sparkly than you’d like them, it’s often not that they’ve not been washed properly. It’s rather that food particles that have been dislodged during the wash and have circulated inside the dishwasher, settle back on dishes, glassware and cutlery at the end of a cycle. During the rinse cycle, the dishwasher releases the Rinse Aid, which is then activated to protect your dishes, glasses and cutlery from these nasties. What the rinse aid does, is provide a protective barrier between the food and your dishes. This stops the food and mineral particles from reattaching, and you get your dishes clean the first time.
Finish Rinse aid uses things called ‘surfactants’ that reduce the surface tension between the water and the glass to ensure that when it slowly evaporates, it doesn’t leave anything behind (isn’t science great).
Items such as glassware or silverware may not dry quickly enough, due to the temperature dropping rapidly after a cycle finishes. Rinse aid disperses the droplets that land on your dishware, therefore allowing your dishes to dry quickly and also eliminating any greasy lines or water streaks that may appear.
In addition to the sparkling results, rinse aid also ensures that your time-saving device really does save you time. During the final heated cycle, that same dispersal of water particles from the glasses and dishes means that there is no need to laboriously dry anything by hand after the wash is finished, giving you one less thing on your mind.
So, now you can see the power of rinse aid! Cleaning and drying should all be the dishwasher’s job, so all you need to do is add rinse aid to your dishwasher to make your glasses sparkle, and your dishware dry. Save yourself the water, the elbow-grease, and most importantly, the time – because in the end that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?