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Dishwasher Detergent Emergency Substitute

The Eating In kitchen has been closed for the past few weeks due to illness.  I came down with viral meningitis, and one of my symptoms has been an absolute lack of appetite.  However, I’ve been a good little girl about hydration; the drinking glasses sure piled up.  With no energy to go to the store, and no way was I going to hand wash every glass I own, running out of dish detergent was a major problem.

Enter: Random Opinions of Strangers on the Internet.  There were a variety of suggestions for detergent replacement floating around, most of which called for ingredients beloved by grandmothers.  (Borax, really?  They still make that?)  But some suggested less exotic substitutes.  I tried:

  • 1/2 detergent compartment baking soda
  • 3 drops liquid dish soap

And my dishes were clean!  Not mother-in-law coming for dinner clean, but certainly clean enough for me.

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March 11, 2009 at 4:59 pm 1 comment


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