About a year ago, my wife and I purchased a portable dishwasher to help keep the dirty dishes under control while we adjusted to having a new baby in the house.
For the most part, that dishwasher does an OK job (though I do still think they get cleaner in less time by hand). But, after so many uses, the dishwasher starts getting a bit dirty itself and doesn’t do as good of a job. And, other times (like a few days ago), the dishwasher will get stuck in between settings and, because of standing water in the bottom, will get a musty odor to it.
When this happens, we use Finish Dishwasher Cleaner.
I had seen commercials for this product in the past but, to be perfectly honest with you, I really didn’t fully understand what it did; at least until we bought a bottle of it. When we did this, I thought it seemed a bit expensive; especially for something you can only use once. But, after using it, I do feel it is something that is worth every penny.
This product is very easy to use. All you need to do is remove the lid and put the bottle, upside down, in your dishwasher and then run the appliance through a regular cycle (minus the dishes). While the dishwasher is running, the Finish catches and eliminates any dirt or food particles that might be hiding in the crevices of the dishwasher while you go about your normal business. There’s no scrubbing or any real effort involved.
And, as a consumer, I have no problem vouching for the results. We used this shortly after we had the problem with our dishwasher getting stuck between cycles and pooling that dirty, smelly water in the bottom. The Finish cleaned the dishwasher and the nasty smell was gone in just one short cycle.
Using this product also does improve the dishwasher’s quality. Prior to the issue I mentioned, the dishwasher wasn’t working nearly as well as we would have liked it too (I had to re-wash about half the dishes that came out of it). But, after using this product, the dishwasher started working as well as it did the day we bought it.
If you own a dishwasher, this is a product you should consider buying every month or so. As I said before, it is a bit pricey; especially for something you can use just once. But, when you see how well it works, you won’t regret spending that much on it.