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Washing up liquid in a dishwasher - help!

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MissDemelzaCarne Mon 10-Aug-15 23:10:45

I'm in a holiday appartment with a dishwasher (and a load of dirty dishes) and no dishwasher tablets.
There is some washing up liquid but I've heard horror stories about foam.
Can I do it??

bluebell345 Mon 10-Aug-15 23:15:59

not a good idea, I wouldn't do it.

allowme Mon 10-Aug-15 23:16:35

No don't do it!
Unless you like the idea of 3 feet of foam covering the kitchen (bitter experience)
Just put it through with nothing, most of it will be clean you can leave the rest 'till tomorrow.

PrimalLass Mon 10-Aug-15 23:21:14

I do it quite often. It has never gone foam-tastic yet.

MissDemelzaCarne Mon 10-Aug-15 23:26:08

Oh no, a mixed response - now I don't know what to do!!

VivaLeBeaver Mon 10-Aug-15 23:27:33

Nooooo. I did it. Foam was a foot deep!

MissDemelzaCarne Mon 10-Aug-15 23:28:39

How about a teeny tiny drop??

MissDemelzaCarne Mon 10-Aug-15 23:29:45

It's cheap washing up liquid - will that help?

gamerchick Mon 10-Aug-15 23:29:56

Don't you have a sink, a plug and hot water?

PrimalLass Mon 10-Aug-15 23:32:30

How odd. I put a couple of squirts in the bit where the tablet goes. They come out a bit dull but never that foamy. And I live in a soft water area.

MissDemelzaCarne Mon 10-Aug-15 23:33:47

No, there's a sink, no plug and no hot water,
I'm also a little bit pissed so thought I'd check with the MN jury rather than trust my own judgement. wink

PrimalLass Mon 10-Aug-15 23:34:22

But maybe don't ...

CleverPlansAndSecretTricks Mon 10-Aug-15 23:37:59

No! I did it once. Kitchen covered in bubbles.

sunnydaylucy Mon 10-Aug-15 23:41:53

No! IME very foamy kitchen. Took longer to clean up than it would have done to wash the pots by hand.

HexBramble Mon 10-Aug-15 23:43:42

I wouldn't. Got any washing machine tablets? Or any soda crystals?

ApplesinmyPocket Mon 10-Aug-15 23:45:19

Since struggling for six months with gritty deposits left on crockery using conventional tablets/powder, I decided to try washing up liquid one day and have never looked back.

I use the cheap value WUL which doesn't make much lather/bubbles and only fill the powder chamber a third full.

I did ONCE get the foam on the floor/programme stalled due to 'flood' effect, but it was only once - must have used too much WUL that day - against hundreds of successful washes.

I wouldn't say it's quite so good as the tablets/powder on heavily soiled things so I tend to rinse them first, but things come out dry and shining and I'm happy with it for now.

Finola1step Mon 10-Aug-15 23:48:29

Just run it through without a tab for now. Then buy a cheapo box tomorrow and run through again properly.

MissDemelzaCarne Mon 10-Aug-15 23:48:32

Guess what - I've done it!! smile
Just a tiny drop, fuck knows what will happen! We're on the fith floor so apologies to anyone on the fourth floor. wink

CatMilkMan Mon 10-Aug-15 23:50:41

DP emptied a bottle of fairy in to the dishwasher while drunk, foam everywhere.

AWayToGo Tue 11-Aug-15 00:12:45

Was going to say just wash the stuff without any detergent at all - the hot water will get most of the grot off.

MissDemelzaCarne Tue 11-Aug-15 08:54:13

It was fine, the white tea cups are all still tea-stained though.
I would say, judging from the viscosity, that the washing up liquid has been watered down.
I'll buy a scourer today, or just put more in next time. wink

PigletJohn Tue 11-Aug-15 11:12:30

ffs just buy some dwr tabs.

KumiOri Tue 11-Aug-15 11:14:24

don't do it unless you want a foam party.
just let it run without any, the hot water will do the job unless the dishes are very dirty.

wowfudge Tue 11-Aug-15 11:43:43

Why not just ring the management contact and ask them to drop some dishwasher tablets round? They are usually provided (in limited quantities ime). If you buy some yourself, just take the pack home with you.

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