You may have noticed the new Finish Revolution button on my blog. If not, you'll see it down there a bit on the right. I was lucky enough to be selected to be a Finish Revolution Blogger! I do admit, this might be the first time I have ever been excited about anything related to washing dishes.
We have been using a store-brand liquid dishwasher detergent since we moved into our house. The main reason for that is that when we moved, I didn't want to spend a ton of money on a dishwasher detergent, just to have the dishwasher break down... you see, we inherited the world's ugliest portable dishwasher, that seemed to have been made up of the parts of 101 dishwashers, a Frankenwasher if you will.
As you can see above, we are a non-rinsing household... I see lots of dried on Parmesan cheese and 2-day old Nutella (and some whole wheat spaghetti?). The new FINISH® Quantum has powerful scrubbing micro-beads that soften burnt-on food as well as Powermax Bleach granules that attack tough stains like tea and coffee. Each tab utilizes a breakthrough multi-chamber technology that releases each agent when needed during the dishwasher's cycles. I'll show you one in a bit... they are pretty cool for dishwasher detergent!
Oh, there are some dishes with dried on baked blueberries... that Power Berry Breakfast Crumble I posted yesterday was yummy, but made a lot of purple dishes.
Frankenwasher got her first feed of FINISH® JET-DRY® Rinse Agent since we've owned her, maybe ever... she gobbled it down.
Here is a shot of the FINISH® Quantum tab. One word though if you have kiddos, you'll want to make sure they are stored out of reach (really all the cleaners should be anyway), they look like toys and/or candy.
Since Frankenwasher's soap dispenser doesn't open fully because a rack blocks it (thus why we've been using liquid dishwasher detergent), I was happy to read in the instructions that there was an option for folks like us... simply put the tab on the bottom of the dishwasher!
Holy cow, when I opened the dishwasher the dishes were just sparkling! The kitchen also didn't have that bit of funky odour our old detergent had... score!
Remember that Nutella knife? That's it above! Since I'm not (according to hubby) the best dishwasher loader, there are many times where items have been put right back in the sink to soak and then scrape off the hardened on egg, cheese, whatever. In this whole load, I only came across two utensils that had some 'crud' left on them, but the 'crud' was really softened and I could simply rinse and wipe it off! Double score!
Next I gave the FINISH® Dishwasher Cleaner a test. In a perfect world, I would have done this first, but when the delivery man showed up with my box of goodies the dishwasher just happened to be full.
Now you know Frankenwasher has never had a spa treatment like this before... it was so easy too. You just peel back the paper covering on the lid, this exposes a wax plug that is quickly melted when the dishwasher fills with hot water.
To use the Dishwasher Cleaner, after you peel back the tab, you simply place it upside down anywhere on the bottom rack and run the dishwasher on the longest and hottest settings. The Dishwasher Cleaner really gets into the hard to see places in your dishwasher where grease and lime scale build up. The Cleaner has a mild orange scent, which was a pleasant surprise because I was expecting something much more harsh. Triple score!
When your dishwasher is FINISHed (mwahaha ;) ), simple remove the package to put in with your recyclables (if applicable in your area).
Finish you have done it, you have made me excited over dish washing! You should feel pretty awesome about this. As a food-blogger that spends a ton of time dirtying dishes, thank you for making my life easier when it comes to washing them. I wear my Finish Revolution Blogger button with pride.
I encourage all of you to join the Finish Revolution and like their brand new Facebook page, where there will be free sample offerings and details on a very cool upcoming contest that you are going to love!
Disclosure: I am part of the Finish Blogger Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.