Laundry Detergent and Dish Soap?

Posted by Jessica Zoldowski on 8/8/2018 to Appliance Maintenance

There are so  many detergents out there that it is hard to keep track. With laundry and dish detergents, have you ever wondered if they could be interchanged? Read below to see what the answer is.

Yes, You can use laundry detergent in the dishwasher, but there are reasons on why they  probably shouldn’t be interchanged.

One, using a product that wasn’t meant for the use of the dishwasher can impact the life expectancy of it as well as voiding the warranty on the appliance if it was purchased. I doubt that getting a new dishwasher was on the to-do list so keep in mind before using laundry detergent in the dishwasher.

Two, the products in the laundry detergent may not clean the dishes as well as actual dishwasher soap as well as it leaving residue after being cleaned. Furthermore, there are ingredients used in laundry detergent that should not be used on dishes such as fragrances, stain removers, and brighteners. These aren’t ingredients that should be mixed with a household item that has food on it.

Each detergent has a unique formula which is created to work correctly when with the right appliance and the correct product

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