I kept reading online that you can replace your store-bought dishwasher Rinse-Aid, such as Jet Dry, with vinegar. I didn’t believe it, so I didn’t try it… until recently. To my surprise it worked wonderfully!
Our hard water is horrible. A water softener is next on our list of home improvement projects. Until then, I’ve been using rinse-aids in our dishwasher, which help a lot with the water spots. As I shared previously, I clean our microwave with vinegar, so I figured I would try it with the dishwasher.
I simply filled the little rinse-aid dispenser with vinegar, and ran the dishwasher like normal. When the dishes were done they looked great with no hard water spots, and there wasn’t even any vinegary smell.