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White Film On Dishes In Dishwasher

Phosphate-Free Dishwasher Detergents May Cause White Film

Notice a white film or residue on your dishes, glassware, plastic items,

utensils and tub interior.

The problem is likely not the dishwasher's cleaning performance, but may be hard water

or phosphate-free detergents.

As of July 1, 2010 seventeen States* passed laws limiting the amount of phosphorous

(phosphates) in household dishwasher detergents to no more than 0.5 percent.

Previous detergents contained up to 8.7 percent. As a result, major manufacturers have

reformulated their dishwasher cleaning products.

Phosphates are mineral additives in detergents that act as the main cleaning agent helping

remove stains, break down grease and reduce spotting.

During washing, phosphates suspend food particles so they don't stick to dishes. Plus, they

soften water allowing suds to form for cleaning.

Phosphates have been limited in laundry detergents since 1994. The change in dishwasher

detergents is another step in the eco-conscious awareness found in today's products and

the eco-friendly choices consumers are making. Allowing the water in your sink to run untill its hot before starting your dishwasher helps. Also try switching to one of these brands of detergents

1. Finish® Quantum™ (Tablets)

2. Finish® all in 1 Powerball® Tabs

3. Cascade® Complete All in 1 ActionPacs™
4. Cascade® with Dawn® ActionPacs

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