So, apparently the is with an efficient dishwasher? Unfortunately, we still do ours by hand (not by choice). So all of you who are lucky enough to live in a home with a dishwasher, you might as well use a green dishwashing detergent ... right? Want to know which is the best? We've got it for you .
Then I stumbled upon a decidedly not green dishwasher detergent that cleaned my dishes completely without the need for pre-rinsing. I was sold! But, I was also very torn.
Which was the more green choice – using a natural green dishwasher detergent that required me to use a lot of water for pre-rinsing and sometimes re-washing after the dishes came out of the dishwasher still dirty, or using a dishwasher detergent filled with all kinds of nasty chemicals, but which left my dishes completely clean without the need for extra pre-rinse or post-wash water? I’d love to hear your thoughts on which is the better choice of the two!
So, if you want to use a natural dishwasher detergent, either homemade or a natural brand, you’re going to have to do some experimenting for yourself, finding what works best for your dishwasher and your water quality (hard or soft). I don’t think you can expect that something that works well for someone else will automatically work well for you. I wish I had a better answer for you, but I think that’s the reality of homemade and green dishwasher detergents.