posted on 14 April 2017

Which Detergent Is Best For Dishwashers?

As the best appliance servicer in the greater San Antonio area, First Priority handles all types of home appliances daily. In the last few years, there has been a significant increase in dishwasher usage, which means that our clients also wonder what type of soap they should use for their appliance when it has a hard time doing its job properly, leaving stains on your dishes. While the problem may be mechanical, it also may stem from the type of soap you're using. Don't be afraid to experiment with different dishwasher soaps until you find the one that works best with your unit.

If you haven't heard about powder dishwasher detergent, it's because it's not that commonly used, even though it's super cheap, simply because it tends to be less efficient than its liquid counterparts. Also, you might notice that some powder fails to dissolve during a cycle, which can be frustrating. 


On the upper end of the spectrum, you'll find detergent tablets. With a measured amount of liquid detergent, all you have to do is toss one of these bad boys in your unit and wait for the cycle to resolve. Depending on the type of the detergent, some will come with a rinse aid agent or essential oils directly within the tablets.

Liquid detergent

Turn to liquid detergent for the middle ground. It's not as efficient as a tablet, since you can't put the same exact amount in every time you start a load, but it will definitely work better than powdered soap. Also keep in mind that tablets and liquid detergent alike should work well whether your water is hard or not.

It has been reported that some units work better with a specific type of soap regardless of quality. However, if you've tried all of these dishwasher detergent and you still notice that your dishes don't seem to be washed properly, you should probably book a service call, as there might be a problem with your unit. Get in touch with First Priority appliance repair for prompt dishwasher service in Cibolo, Texas.