Operating the dishwasher should be one of the simplest household tasks you’ll have to do. One of the unfortunate challenges to this simplicity, however, is water spots. These aren’t a reflection of your dishwasher’s performance, but simply a side-effect of the water evaporating and leaving behind a residue. Better still, they are completely avoidable. So, don’t worry about wasting time and water with another cycle. For table-ready dishes straight out of the dishwasher, all you need is rinse aid.
When your dishes come out a little less sparkly than you’d like them, it’s often not that they haven’t been washed properly. It’s actually caused by food particles that have been dislodged during the wash and have circulated inside the dishwasher, settling back on dishes, glassware and cutlery at the end of a cycle. During the rinse cycle, the dishwasher releases the Rinse Aid, which is then activated to protect your dishes, glasses and cutlery from these leftover particles. The rinse aid provides a protective barrier between the food and your dishes. This stops the food and mineral particles from reattaching, resulting in clean and sparkling dishesthe first time.
Finish® Rinse Aids use things called “surfactants” to reduce the surface tension between the water and the glass to ensure that when it slowly evaporates, it doesn’t leave anything behind. (Isn’t science great!)
Items such as glassware or silverware may not dry quickly enough, due to the temperature dropping rapidly after a cycle finishes. Rinse aid disperses the droplets that land on your dishware, allowing your dishes to dry quickly and also eliminating any greasy lines or water streaks that may appear.
In addition to the sparkling results, rinse aid ensures that your time-saving device really does save you time. During the final heated cycle, that same dispersal of water particles from the glasses and dishes means that there is no need to painstakingly dry anything by hand after the wash is finished, giving you one less thing to worry about.
So, now you can see the power of rinse aid! Cleaning and drying should be the dishwasher’s job, so all you need to do is add rinse aid to your dishwasher to make your glasses sparkle, and your dishware dry. Save yourself the water, the elbow-grease, and most importantly, the time – because in the end that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?