Using Jet-Dry In Dishwashers

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Growing up, my family didn’t have a working dishwasher. We used to hand-wash all of our dishes every night, so when we finally purchased our first one, I was excited to have one less daily chore to do. My excitement quickly turned to confusion, though, as our brand-new dishwasher seemed to be doing a very poor job. It was leaving what in my mind looked to be stains and residue on everything it supposedly had cleaned, and no matter how hard I hand-scrubbed and polished afterward, the spots and streaks remained. I was determined to find a way to get rid of water spots on dishes.

How to Get Rid of Water Spots on Dishes

My mom, being just as much of a clean freak as I am, also got tired of seeing ghostly white spots on her clean dishes, so she decided to try using an additional “rinse agent” to get rid of water spots on dishes.

How Does Rinse Aid Work?

Jet-Dry® uses a special combination of nonionic surfactants, chelating agents, dye, and fragrance to cause water to run off of dishes instead of forming small pools and deposits of water, which then dry and become the pale white film we’ve all seen and been annoyed by. It does this by lowering the surface tension of the water, causing it to sheet off the dishes during the final rinse cycle.

Why Should I Use Jet Dry Rinse Aid?

Rinse aid helps get rid of water spots on dishes, prevents filming, enhances drying, is energy efficient, and can help prevent clogs!

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Rinse Aid Prevents Film & Spotting on Dishes

To get rid of water spots on dishes, rinse aids work similarly to putting a coat of wax on your car. Water beads up and runs off of the car instead of sitting in pools, drying, and leaving little round stains in its wake. Jet-Dry® can help you save money too.

Rinse Aid Helps Dishwasher Energy Efficiency

Jet-Dry® or other rinse aid solutions allow you to utilize your unit’s energy-saving functionality and still get your dishes dry and sparkling clean. You can even cut out the “dry” cycle completely and simply let your dishes air dry. With Jet-Dry®, your dishes will come out looking brand new, whether it’s for your next fancy dinner party or just a normal morning’s breakfast with the family. Using Jet-Dry® can even be beneficial to your dishwasher’s health and functionality.

Rinse Aid Helps Prevent Clogs

All dishwashers have a small vent underneath the bottom spray arm inside the unit for draining water. Over time, this vent can get clogged by small food particles and even stop draining altogether. Jet-Dry® contains acids that will help dissolve these food deposits in the draining vent and allow the proper flow of water through it. Some people say that using vinegar is a cheaper alternative to purchasing a rinse agent, but only Jet-Dry® will clean out your vents and leave your dishes sparkling clean.

If you are experiencing issues with your dishwasher not drying dishes or other issues, Lake Appliance’s expert dishwasher repair technicians are up for any challenge. Contact Lake Appliance Repair today!

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