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My stainless and pan tops have thick white film...they are no longer shiney. What"s causing this?

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The scum, film and white residueproblems have started since the reductionof phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

Here is a tip that will help you to solve the problem of films, residue, and scum in your dishwasher.

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