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If you use all in one dishwasher tabs....

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onlyconnect Wed 21-Dec-16 09:00:20

Do you need salt and rinse aid as well?
Probably a daft question but I'm never sure

walruswhiskers Wed 21-Dec-16 09:01:32

I think not, but put them in anyway. I'm a slave to those little lights asking for more.

Bluntness100 Wed 21-Dec-16 09:03:46

I keep the salt topped up in mine, there's a little area where you pour it in at the bottom, fill it every month or so. I can tell when it's running out as dishes not as clean. I don't use rinse aid though, never have done and on a daily basis just the tabs.

originalmavis Wed 21-Dec-16 09:04:09

I think so. If the salt us know then we get powdery residue and without rinse aid the glasses are smeary. I'm beginning to wonder why the 'extra' in these is really?

Pestilence13610 Wed 21-Dec-16 09:04:38

We do, we have hard water though. Might be alright if you have soft water.
Tea stains stop coming off the mugs about a week before the machine asks for more salt.

MackerelOfFact Wed 21-Dec-16 09:05:48

I always do, they don't really live up to their 'all in one' claims in my experience!

Chasingsquirrels Wed 21-Dec-16 09:07:28

I just use cheap basics tablets, although sometimes they are "more-in-one".
I do use salt as we are in a hard water area.
I've never used rinse aid.

I'm always astounded by the price of all singing all dancing dishwasher tablets.
Although I was equally astounded by the price of the waitrose basics ones (and got them from Asda or Aldi instead).

PinkSwimGoggles Wed 21-Dec-16 09:09:23

we keep salt topped up as in hard water area.
no extra rinse aid.

NotCitrus Wed 21-Dec-16 09:21:43

Yes, I have very hard water and need to top up every month or so (or weekly if I don't use all in ones). Family with soft water don't need to top up.

dementedpixie Wed 21-Dec-16 09:26:08

I do as it gives a better wash. I use own brand salt/rinse aid and tend to buy fairy tablets when they are on offer (home bargains often have the best price)

bookbook Wed 21-Dec-16 09:29:00

Salt topped up yes, but do not use rinse aid ( hard water area here)

Ulysses Wed 21-Dec-16 09:32:20

Soft water area so according to manufactures instructions no need for salt. I do use rinse aid as it find its dries them better.

Reality16 Wed 21-Dec-16 09:33:57

Never used either in mine. I buy finish or fairy tabs. Soft water area though.

idontlikealdi Wed 21-Dec-16 09:43:01

Yes otherwise the glasses come out with powdery crap on them.

rabbit123 Wed 21-Dec-16 11:53:07

Yes to rinse aid. Everything comes out dripping wet otherwise

Artandco Wed 21-Dec-16 11:56:02

Yes, our machine won't even run if the sat and rinse aid aren't filled (Miele)

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 21-Dec-16 11:57:03

No salt or rinse aid. Soft water area.

Only works with the gel type all in ones though.

trinity0097 Thu 22-Dec-16 10:51:26

I do, cuts the time down by 4 min on a fast wash.

Mehfruittea Thu 22-Dec-16 10:53:58

I always do. Wish I had a quick wash setting...

Artandco Thu 22-Dec-16 13:20:22

It's 1hr10 for eco quick wash here

Mehfruittea Thu 22-Dec-16 18:23:59

I only have a glassware setting and standard or heavy soiled plates. 3hrs.12mins sad so hard to get on top of washing up when I can only do one load a day realistically. And I won't wash by hand...grin

LeadPipe Thu 22-Dec-16 18:25:33

Yes, central London -I use both.

We are getting whole house water softener installed-the water is so hard!

mirokarikovo Thu 22-Dec-16 18:27:20

We use all-in-one tabs but still use salt and rinse aid. You do really see the difference if either runs out.

Frusso Thu 22-Dec-16 18:27:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

didireallysaythat Sat 24-Dec-16 00:27:43

Salt yes. Rinse aid yes. Eco wash 30 mins. Hard water area. I use Tesco everyday dishwasher tablets - cheap as chips.

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