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    How to make your own dishwasher pod/tablets for literally just a pennies each.

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    That is a terrific money saving idea. I hope this isn't a stupid question, but my dogs frequently ride in my car. You can see where drying the pellets might prove disastrous.

    Do you think mixing the dry ingredients together and throwing a measuring scoop in an airtight container would work? I'm thinking a silica gel packet that comes with new shoes would draw any moisture that would cause the stuff to harden inside the container. It is easy enough to add a couple drops of lemon juice once the powder is in the dishwasher's soap dispenser.

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    I have the powder stored in a large whey protein jar and I make the pellets about 50 at a time. Another place to dry the pellets is on top of your refrigerator or if the cabinets above your range hood are deep enough, in there. Its amazing how much heat seeps into those cabinets. You might want to try taking a tablespoon of powder and mixing a few drops of lemon juice into it until it begins to clump and then putting this in your dishwasher's detergent compartment. Even though you just added lemon juice, it still takes a bit more to get rid of the drops on glassware so add lemon juice or white vinegar to the rinse solution compartment with each load. If you try using the detergent when it is moist, will you do me a favor and let me know how it turns out?

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    Will do.

    I normally throw some white vinegar in the dishwasher anyway. We have hard water.

    Shopping happens on Thursday. I should be able to get word back to you next Monday.

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    I never thought about placing these on top of the refrigerater. I am going to try to make these this weekend. Great idea

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    Sorry it took so long. Seems to work OK but unless you have quite a few of those silicone packs, you are chiseling the stuff free. On top of the fridge. That is a good idea.

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    I place mine in some old candy molds and made stars and shells.

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    Thanks for all your comments, I Can't wait to try, I'm so glad I found this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerbLady View Post
    That is a terrific money saving idea. I hope this isn't a stupid question, but my dogs frequently ride in my car. You can see where drying the pellets might prove disastrous.

    Do you think mixing the dry ingredients together and throwing a measuring scoop in an airtight container would work? I'm thinking a silica gel packet that comes with new shoes would draw any moisture that would cause the stuff to harden inside the container. It is easy enough to add a couple drops of lemon juice once the powder is in the dishwasher's soap dispenser.

    Thoughts?
    I have used just the powder, and it works, but I have to use more vinegar or lemon juice in the dishwasher, by adding it to the powder in the Dishwasher and putting some in the rinse solution container.

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    Wow, I just saw this recipe this morning, and went and made the dry mix right away (as I had a load of dirty dishes already in the dishwasher, how convenient for me). I used about 1/3 cup of the mix along with about 2 TBS of vinegar (as I have hard water) and did the dishes and wow, even cleaner than when I use my regular dishwasher powder.

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    Wow I just saw this recipe this morning and immediately made the dry mixture (I just happened to have dishes in the dishwasher waiting). I used about 1/3 cup of dry mixture along with about 3 TBL of vinegar and SUPER WOW, my dishes were cleaner than with my regular dishwasher soap. THIS IS DEFINITELY A KEEPER RECIPE.

    I dont think I have patience to do the pellets so therefore I am going to keep a large jar of this dry mixture under my counter along with the vinegar and use when needed. Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Keep them coming!!!!!

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    Is there any problem with septic systems? I have been told not to use powdered detergent in my washer or dish washer.

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    Does anyone know if this scratches crystal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arizona View Post
    Wow I just saw this recipe this morning and immediately made the dry mixture (I just happened to have dishes in the dishwasher waiting). I used about 1/3 cup of dry mixture along with about 3 TBL of vinegar and SUPER WOW, my dishes were cleaner than with my regular dishwasher soap. THIS IS DEFINITELY A KEEPER RECIPE.

    I dont think I have patience to do the pellets so therefore I am going to keep a large jar of this dry mixture under my counter along with the vinegar and use when needed. Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Keep them coming!!!!!
    Arizona,
    Where did you put the vinegar? With the detergent or in the rinse aid dispenser or both? Thanks!

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    Thank for letting people know that they can use just the powder form. since there is very little sun this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by arizona View Post
    Wow I just saw this recipe this morning and immediately made the dry mixture (I just happened to have dishes in the dishwasher waiting). I used about 1/3 cup of dry mixture along with about 3 TBL of vinegar and SUPER WOW, my dishes were cleaner than with my regular dishwasher soap. THIS IS DEFINITELY A KEEPER RECIPE.

    I dont think I have patience to do the pellets so therefore I am going to keep a large jar of this dry mixture under my counter along with the vinegar and use when needed. Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Keep them coming!!!!!

 

 

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