When we bought our new dishwasher a couple of years ago, I was paying attention to the energy star rating, but it never occurred to me that the dishwasher we purchased would "require" a rinse aid to work properly. When the dishes weren't getting very clean and weren't drying at all (even with the abhorred heat dry!), I pulled out the user's manual. There it was in black and white. The dishwasher "requires" a rinse aid to work properly. I knew immediately that I wanted to find an environmentally friendly rinse aid (although I admit to using Jet Dry until I figured it out!).
What is a good substitute for Jet Dry? Vinegar! Works great as a rinse aid. Just fill up the rinse aid dispenser once a week or so. The dishes are clean and not nearly as wet!
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