So, I ran out of dishwasher detergent the other day.
I haven’t been using the Norwex Super Jet Dishwasher Soap, because before we moved, we had a stainless steel dishwasher (this product is NOT recomended for satinless steel!), plus very hard well-water, so I just had never bothered to order it.
I remained calm.
I had once read somewhere that in a pinch you could use laundry detergent to replace your dishwahing detergent, as long as it was low sudsing. Norwex Ultra Plus Laundry Detergent is well-known for its low sudsing properties, so I thought why-the-heck-not? Plus the fact that it was 10pm and all the kids lunch containers were dirty, made me throw caution to the wind. I pulled out my beloved laundry detergent and put in about a tsp. I probably could have used less, concidering 1 tbl will wash a medium-sized load of laundry in a front-loader.
Perfectly clean dishes! I think it actually worked better than my favourite green PC brand. It worked so well, that I decided not to make the “emergency” run into the big city just for dishwasher detergent the next day and just waited for my regular shopping day. I actually had a few moments of wondering just why I would even buy dishwasher detergent again. Using a tsp (or even a 1/2, which I used the following night) of the Ultra Plus seems a lot more cost effective than any dishwasher detergent I know of 🙂