Dish Wash Bar
Dish Wash Bar is created with real lime juice and has superior degreasing abilities leaving dishes sparkling and shiny.
How to use – Keep the Bar in a tray and use a sponge/scrubber to wipe the bar to get some soap on the scrubber. Apply the scrubber on utensils for sparkling and scratch free dishes.
Benefits – Made with reallime juice and degreases in one wipe.
Ingredients – Sodium LAS, Sodium Carbonate, STPP, Concentrated Lime Juice, CI 74260, Water.
When using a dishwasher, the user must select a special detergent for its use.
All detergents are designed for use after the user scrapes leftover food from the dishes before washing. To function, the user places dishes in the dishwasher in such fashion that the surface of all dishes is open to the flow of water.
Most dishwasher detergents are incompatible for use with silver, brass, cast iron, bronze, aluminum, pewter, and goldleaf. They can also harm disposable plastic, anything wood, knives with hollow handles, and fine
- Different kinds of dishwashing detergent contain different combinations of ingredients. Common ingredients include:
- Bind calcium and magnesium ions to prevent ‘hard-water’ type limescale deposits. They can cause ecological damage, so their use is starting to be phased out. Phosphate-free detergents are sold as eco-friendly detergents.
- Oxygen-based bleaching agents (older-style powders and liquids contain chlorine-based bleaching agents)
- Break up and bleach organic deposits.
- Non-ionic surfactants
- Lower the surface tension of the water, emulsifies oil, lipid and fat food deposits, prevents droplet spotting on drying.
- Alkaline salts
- These are a primary component in older and original-style dishwasher detergent powders. Highly alkaline salts attack and dissolve grease, but are extremely corrosive (fatal) if swallowed. Salts used may include metasilicates, alkali metal hydroxides, sodium carbonate etc.
- Break up protein-based food deposits, and possibly oil, lipid and fat deposits. Proteases do this by breaking down the proteins into smaller peptides that are more easily washed away.
- Anti-corrosion agent(s)
- Often sodium silicate, this prevents corrosion of dishwasher components.
- Dishwashing detergent may also contain:
- Anti-foaming agents
- Foam interferes with the washing action.
- Additives to slow down the removal of glaze & patterns from glazed ceramics
- Anti-caking agents (in granular detergent)
- Starches (in tablet based detergents)
- Gelling agents (in liquid/gel based detergents)
- Sand (inexpensive powdered detergents)
- Dishwasher detergents are strongly alkaline (basic).
- Inexpensive powders may contain sand. Such detergents may harm the dishes and the dishwasher. Powdered detergents are more likely to cause fading on china patterns.
- Besides older style detergents for dishwashers, biodegradable detergents also exist for dishwashers. These detergents may be more environmentally friendly than conventional detergents.
- Hand-washing dish detergent (washing up liquid) creates a large foam of bubbles which will leak from the dishwasher