If there’s one thing I hate more than washing dishes, is having to wash them again after they’ve already been washed! That goes double for the dishwasher.
Back in the day, it was my Papa’s job to wash the dishes and his philosophy was, ‘What you don’t get off in the sink, you get off with the tea towel when you dry it.’ Which is fine if you don’t mind drying your hands on a towel caked in dry bits of food that could tear through your flesh like a jagged tin can.
But dishwashers have made our lives easier…when they’re loaded properly and have the right stuff in them, that is. Just for the record, a dishwasher is NOT a magic hole in the wall that mysteriously cleans everything you put into it. (That’s a washing machine or possibly a black-hole vortex).
There’s a precision, art and order to it that allows an even distribution of water jettage and arm spinny-thingy that if left to spin its twirly haymaker arm spinny action unencumbered (in the same way an angry wife might come at you after being told for the umpteenth time, that’s not how you pack the dishwasher), and provided you haven’t loaded it with dishwasher tablets that look like they were chipped from Moses’ stone tablets just to save a few pennies, then the result should be satisfactory (but not brilliant) unless…
You load it with Finish Quantum with Power Gel tablets. Then you’ll end up with a dishwasher that sparkles more than Liberace in a mirror-ball shop and end up with dishes so clean, you could eat off them! When it comes to easy detergent, these are the goods I tells ya!
My honest opinion is, these are great dishwasher tablets and we never use anything else. We ALWAYS use the ones with the Power Gels because they just get the job done better than anything else (barring of course, a grotty food ridden tea towel). Honestly, it’s so simple a child could do it (and often does). 😉
And not only are they great for doing dishes, but they’re brilliant for washing cars in there too 😉
HANDY TIP: Always wipe out the tablet compartment on your dishwasher and make sure it’s dry before putting the gels in. If there’s any liquid in the compartment when you put the gel in, it may stick to the inside and not dissolve in the cycle properly. What you end up with is a mash of goop sporting a deformed red lump that looks like it just went 20 rounds with Mike Tyson, sulking in the bottom of your dishwasher.
But don’t just take my word for it, I’m giving away a FREE PACK OF 10 POWER GELS.
Just post your response in the comments completing the phrase:
“The worst thing about washing dishes is…”
The answer deemed most cringe-worthy gets the next 10 dishwashing cycles on me. (Not literally ‘ON’ me, but…I think you know what I’m saying, ‘The milky bars Power Gels are on, me!”)