If you're unlucky enough to run out of your usual dishwasher detergent and need to wash dirty dishes, here are three home remedies that will help you get through it easily and without having to go to the supermarket.
No matter how hard you try to control everything at home, sometimes things just don't happen. One of the most common is to realize, when starting the dishwasher program, that you have run out of detergent or tablets to use for it. And when the machine is overflowing with dirty plates, cutlery and glasses, it's a real chore.
These are everyday things, but no big deal if you want to get away with it without having to go to the supermarket to buy the replacement product you need. Fortunately, there are some homemade tricks to get you out of trouble. The first (and most obvious) is to take out the essentials and wash them by hand, but this is not necessary as there are other more practical and effective solutions.
First of all, it should be remembered that the use of similar products such as shower gel, hand soap, shampoo or detergent for the washing machine are not very recommendable alternatives, because the manufacturers of dishwashers recommend the use of specific products to ensure proper maintenance of the machine and also to avoid excess foam that can end up uncontrolled on the kitchen floor.
Three homemade tips for washing dishes
That's why we're giving you three ways to wash dishes in a jiffy using products that almost everyone has at home. This will solve the problem in an efficient, easy and economical way. Keep in mind that these products should only be used on certain occasions, as their continuous use could interfere with the proper functioning of the dishwasher, even if they are environmentally friendly options.
The first of these options is of course baking soda. This flagship product can be used for almost anything, from bleaching laundry to fighting bad odors to removing stubborn grease stains from pans, among many other possibilities. Just put the right amount in the dishwasher drawer and make sure it's tightly closed for proper dosing. Your dishes will be spotless.
Keep in mind that these three tips should only be used for very specific occasions.
A second option is to use white vinegar, which is very effective in removing grease and has great antibacterial power. Simply pour a good dose of this product into the corresponding tank and let the program do its work. The third and final option is the most natural of all and consists of using lemon. Just fill half a cup with lemon juice. Of course, you have to strain it well to remove the pulp so that it doesn't stick to the dishes and the cure is worse than the disease. The water and heat will finish the job for you.
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