Cleaning hard water spots from dishes
Many times, we see little spots on our dishes after we wash them. These spots are caused by the mineral content in the water. Read the following lines to find out how to clean hard water spots from the dishes.
Stop spots occur
If you want to prevent hard water spots occur on your dishes, take into account the following tips.
- The first thing you should keep in mind is the temperature of the hot water heather; it should always be below 120 degrees Fahrenheit. A higher temperature will make the minerals in the water remain into the lowest part of the hot water heater, thus getting from the heather to the dishwasher and staining the dishes. It is to be noticed that soft water can also stain your dishes because it contains sodium.
- Another method to prevent hard water spots occur is to shut the heated drying cycle off because it functions from an oven-baking item, making the minerals in the water staining your dishes while they dry out.
Clean existent spots
- If your dishes are already stained, you can put ¼ cup of vinegar into the dishwasher and clean them again. Put the cup of vinegar to the rise container or in the bottom rack of the dishwasher.
- Turn your dishwasher on and let it work on the regular cycle, but do not add any detergent. After the water has build up in the lowest part, add two cups of vinegar and let the dishwasher finish its program. It may be necessary to repeat this process. To prevent mineral buildup or o remove it from your dishwasher, repeat this action from time to time.