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      Post Re: Jet Dry Alternative

      Quote Originally Posted by Savin' Moola View Post
      Anyone know another product to use instead of Jet Dry in my
      dishwasher? I have been going without for a while, and was hoping to
      find a cheaper alternative. Thanks!
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      From: "Jennie Bondelie"
      Date: Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:32 pm
      Subject: Alternative to Jet Dry?
      Yep Heather is right, Vinegar! I just learn this today from a lady at Whole Foods, tried it and it really works.

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      Default Re: Jet Dry Alternative

      I use vinegar in mine also, but I can honestly say, it doesn't work quite as well...but for the price difference/savings--it'll do.
      That being said, I read somewhere...but don't remember exactly where, vinegar isn't actually good for your dishwasher and/or lines...snap, wish I could remember what all it said and where I read it...

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      Default Re: Jet Dry Alternative

      Quote Originally Posted by MrsPaws View Post
      I use vinegar in mine also, but I can honestly say, it doesn't work quite as well...but for the price difference/savings--it'll do.
      That being said, I read somewhere...but don't remember exactly where, vinegar isn't actually good for your dishwasher and/or lines...snap, wish I could remember what all it said and where I read it...
      From the jetdry website (http://www.jetdry.com/faqs.shtml): JET-DRY® products are a special combination of nonionic surfactants, a chelating agent, dye, and fragrance* (*for our fragranced products).

      Basically, what that says to me is that Jet Dry is purely an acid. I'm currently testing Citric Acid (powdered) dissolved in water and running the dishes through to see if it works as well or better. I'll post results later in the week.
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      Default Re: Jet Dry Alternative

      I was wondering about your experiment with the citric acid...how did it go?

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      Default Re: Jet Dry Alternative

      i have heard people use lemonade powder from koolaid. i guess it is full of citric acid, people say it is a great cleaner for the dishwasher.

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      Default Re: Jet Dry Alternative

      I've actually got a recipe that calls for a bunch of packs of lemon flavored kool aid-the unsweetened kind...don't remember where I got it from though.

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      Default Re: Jet Dry Alternative

      have you tried it yet? i am wondering what you think of it.

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      Default Re: Jet Dry Alternative

      Not yet..I was waiting for feedback from others.
      I'm seriously thinking about trying it.
      The recipe I've got also calls for kosher salt and the lemon kool aid...along with the usual ingredients.

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