Posted on January 14, 2016 Topic(s): Dishwashing and Cleanup
Of all the appliances Kamloops homeowners use, dishwashers have to be among their favourites. Compared to washing dishes by hand, an automatic dishwasher is a lifesaver. And depending on your preferences, there is a multitude of cleaning detergents to help you get the job done right.
From good ol’ fashioned powdered detergent to those fancy new pucks with power balls, there is a lot to choose from. Our Kamloops appliances experts are here to help you understand your options.
Powdered detergent has been around for as long as dishwashers have been on the market. These tiny granules are poured into the dispenser (typically located on the dishwasher door) and are released as the wash cycle proceeds.
While not as popular as it once was, powder detergent still remains an effective option for a number of reasons:
Some people even choose to make their own powdered detergent using common ingredients (borax, washing soda, citric acid etc.).
There are also a few drawbacks you should be aware of with powder:
Similar in consistency to liquid laundry soap, gel dishwasher detergent is a little more popular than its powdered counterpart. It offers middle-of-the-road cost-effectiveness, and because it pours slowly, it’s easier to handle than powder.
And for those who want dishwasher appliances Kamloops residents rely on for spotless dishes, gel detergent is great at fighting grease. Due to its liquid form, it dissolves readily, making it more effective at cleaning than powder. Other advantages include:
More and more detergent manufacturers are turning to dishwasher tablets. Simply put, they’re the most convenient choice:
Manufacturers have also taken to adding a number of extras to these tablets to appeal to personal preferences:
Recognizing this trend towards the tablet form of detergent, many of the brand name appliances Kamloops stores carry are designed with this detergent in mind. For instance, this Bosch Benchmark dishwasher features a special tray that’s optimized for tablets. It holds detergent tablet in place for a dedicated spray jet to directly dissolve the tablet and minimize spraying the door.
If you’re on the market for a new dishwasher, check out our post: Kamloops Appliances Advice: Which dishwasher suits your style?
Are you looking for a new dishwasher and other appliances Kamloops homeowners can’t live without? Come and visit our live showroom at Genier’s in Vernon. We’ll show you the top brands so you can compare models and find the features that matter to you most.