Eco Yogini said...
excellent advice. What kind of dishwasher detergent do you use?
I am a huge fan of this detergent! I pop one cute little cube in the main dishwasher compartment, ensure the rinse aide is filled with white vinegar, and ta-da...spotless glasses, clean plates, spotless silverware. (I will say that my dishwasher is not the best so I do rinse my dishes before I put them in the dishwasher but I use to do this when I used Cascade too but then I would still get spots on the glasses and silverware. I hate spots. Oops, sorry for the digression)
Here is what Method has to say about Smarty:
***Instead of the nasty phosphates and bleach that make up conventional dishwasher detergent, smarty dish is made from super effective ingredients so green that one of them won a presidential green chemistry award (yes, that really is an award).***The blend of mineral cleaning salts, anti-spotting agents and enzymes give smarty dish some serious kick, while the biodegradable and non—toxic ingredients mean no harmful residues or fumes to worry about in your home… and happy fish after they rinse down the drain. The formula is DfE-recognized, with packaging made from 25% recycled plastic. What’s more, smarty dish is specially formulated to be effective yet gentle on glass and flatware to prevent etching.
- mineral cleaning salts
- starch + protein cleaning enzymes
- naturally derived + non—toxic anti-spotting agents
- cellulose-derived coating + binder
- seaweed-derived dispersing agent
***Finally, a non-toxic dishwasher detergent that really works. Fully loaded with naturally derived, biodegradable ingredients, smarty dish doses clean dirty dishes without dirty chemicals, like phosphates and bleach. No dirty chemicals means no nasty stuff down the drain (and no dirty conscience). Smarty gets rid of baked-on food and grease as well as, and sometimes better than, the leading brands (it took us a few tests that told us so). All without the toxic stuff that a lot of the other guys use. So we think smarty deserves extra credit. And we might put one of those “my kid is an honor student” bumper stickers on our car. But that’s just us.
Don't you just love humor in advertising?
If you look closely around my house you will see smarty containers in just about every room in our house. When I use the last smarty I pop the container into the dishwasher and then reuse it; my children's rock collection, my daughter's hair accessories, misc garage items, etc....
I was actually kind of sad when Method recently switched from this container to a bag.
Thanks for the question Eco Yogini!
Now you tell me, what phosphate free detergent do you use?