Using A Dishwasher Shouldn't Require A Chemistry Degree #FINISHRevolution {R&G}

I was never good at chemistry, and don't always need to know why something works ~ But I do know when to trust my instincts when it comes to sticking with a product that works well and lives up to it's promises.  FINISH Quantum Powerball tabs were put to the test in our busy home for three months and are now the only brand we'll use.  I've enjoyed my time with the #FinishRevolution campaign and recently sat in on a webinar hosted by Diane Hoffman on behalf of FINISH. She gave some helpful tips on getting the most out of my dishwasher. 

  • Loading the dishwasher properly can save the hassle of finding caked on food after the final rinse and dry cycles.  Nesting spoons sitting inside each other or a pot sitting over a bowl can stop the water from hitting the dish above it.
  • Use hot water.  Dishwashers are designed to use hot water and work best in it and typically need at least a water temperature of 120-degrees .
  • Choose the right detergent and store it properly. A box powder sitting under your hot and humid kitchen sink will lose its effectiveness. By the time it gets into the dishwasher, it has lost its cleaning ability.
  • Choose a detergent that has the cleaning agents you need most. Which leads us to the "Enzymes VS Bleach" discussion.  Gel-based detergents can only have one or the other.
Enzymes break down protein and starch stains.  If eggs, oatmeal or mac & cheese, are still left on the plate after going through the dishwasher, the detergent probably didn’t have the enzymes cleaning agent.  Enzymes like a lower temperature at the beginning of the cycle.  As the main wash cycle runs, the temperature increases and enzymes die off at 140 degrees.  Enzymes are killed by bleach. Bleach likes a higher temperature and will pick up where enzymes left off in the wash cycle.
What makes Quantum work so well?
  • Quantum is rated 1 phosphate-free detergent by Consumer Report magazine.
  • Phosphates went away in 2010.
  • Quantum is rated number 1 because it has both the enzymes and bleach cleaning agents.
  • Rinse function: addresses spotting, filming protection and drying.
  • Helps consumers in hard water market.
  • Etch Protection for soft water markets.
  • The capsule is made out of same material that holds in vitamin e/fish oil capsules.
  • Bleach won’t kill enzymes because the wall in the tab separates it
  • Stronger level of cleaning.

Want FINISH Quantum Tabs for yourself?
I am hosting an old-fashioned giveaway, that includes 2 boxes of FINISH Quantum Powerball tabs.  Complete the easy entries and post your comments in the section below.  

  1. Please LIKE the Finish Facebook Page. (Counts as 2 entries, comment 2x)
  2. Tweet about this post, this can be done daily. Be sure to give me the url:
"Take the #FinishRevolution Challenge with 2 FREE Boxes of Quantum tabs. Enter via @mimishumblepie http://tinyurl.com/ccowmgw {CAN/05/29}"

Open to CANADIAN residents only. Entry period, May 15/12 to May 29/12 (12:01 am EST). One winner will be chosen and notified by email. The prize will then be shipped out from the sponsor. 

Have fun and play nice!



Disclosure: I am part of the Finish Blogger Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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