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Old 06-01-2015, 07:47 PM   #1
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Dishwashers and spots

Folks - I know there have been several threads in the past about dishwashers (re. "Use them or not") ... But this is a somewhat different question. When talking to my dealership about having them swap out my oven for a dishwasher, one of the pieces of information I got was that they had heard that users of dishwashers tended to have BAD spotting problems, unless they used an inline water filter on the city feed (I.e. More than just the basic filter downstream from the onboard tank). Before I commit to this conversion, can anyone with a dishwasher relate your experiences with spots or no spots depending on water source and treatment???

FWIW, my expectation is that most of my washing will include stoneware dishes, silverware, and cooking pots and utensils, NOT much glassware....


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Old 06-01-2015, 08:35 PM   #2
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Our dishwasher incorporates a rinse agent that reduces
spotting. We have never used an inline filter, and have not
had any spotting problems. The dishwasher was a wonderful
upgrade, you will LOVE it. We have the Vesta unit.

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Old 06-02-2015, 07:54 AM   #3
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We use rinse agent, 2 inline water filters and regular wash. Also open the washer right after it finishes so dishes dry faster.
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We have a portable water softener and use JetDry rense agent. Everything come out spotless. An added plus is that it uses less water to do a full load than if you washed them all by hand.
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We have a water softener. Before we got that we didn't notice any more spotting then any other dishwasher.
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As a past professional in kitchen appliances, as long as you use a rinse aid in ANY dishwasher you should have no, or minimal spotting. Additionally DO NOT RINSE dishes, just SCRAPE. Modern dish soaps work with the protein in food particles on dishes to properly clean dishes in the dishwasher.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:17 PM   #7
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I use jetdry and no spots. Miss my oven but not that much
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A lot of it has to do with the water in the part of country you happen to be in at the time. The southwest has a lot of very hard water. We got a lot spotting so we hand washed the dishes - still had just as bad of spotting. A water softener would have helped but I didn't want to bother with one because we're usually not in any one place longer than three days.

At Quartzsite I picked up a dual filter set up to use with the water filter already installed. Between the three filters, each one different, we've eliminated the spotting.

We had talked to this person and he told us exactly what we needed. We couldn't find him at Q that trip, so we bought off of another person.



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