Exactly How Clean are Our Dishes?

March 15, 2014

I love having a dishwasher. I don’t think I would ever even consider purchasing a house without one. I am, however, beginning to wonder just how clean our dishes actually are when we use them. I’m not sure if it’s the dishwasher or the detergent, but something’s not adding up…

Here is a picture of what my mugs look like when they come straight out of the dishwasher.


Now, I’ve had these cups for several years. The stains have evolved over time. Recently I’ve noticed all of my mugs have stains on them. That is when my husband told me that he had something soaking in vinegar in one of the cups and the stains came right off. I didn’t believe him. So I tested it out.

Here is my test video.

My Mug Cleaning Demo on YouTube.

It was as simple as rubbing the stains, rather gently, with white vinegar. They came right off! Here is the after picture.


I’m not sure I can trust my dishwasher anymore. I know this will always be in the back of my mind when I eat off anything straight from the dishwasher. Are my dishes actually clean?

So I am going to open this up to you out there in blog land… What is your favorite cleaning detergent? I think it may be time to switch mine…


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