Help! My Dishwasher Leaves a White Residue on My Dishes

Help! My Dishwasher Leaves a White Residue on My Dishes

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Faith Durand
Feb 25, 2010

Q: Hi - I desperately need some dishwasher help. I took the advice offered in the holiday dishwasher post about using vinegar and keeping the dishwasher clean.

I prefer to use eco-alternative or naturally derived dishwasher soap, but no matter what I do I can't get my dishes to come out without a whiteish residue that feels like powder when it dries. Can your readers recommend an eco-brand that actually works? I hate the feeling that I am drinking and eating dishwasher soap (even if it is "natural").

Also, regular non-eco dishwasher detergent doesn't work that great either in my machine, even though my water isn't too hard or too soft and the machine is brand new and was recommended by Consumer Reports!

Sent by Rebecca

Editor: Readers, do you have any good tips or suggestions for Rebecca's dishwasher dilemma?

Related: 10 Tips To Make Your Dishwasher Run Better

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