My husband has just asked me what rinse aid is
Jozimummy · 02/11/2018 22:06
We are both 48 and have been married for 19 years. My husband cleared away supper tonight, which is unusual, and was flummoxed when the dishwasher flashed up that it needed rinse aid. He had absolutely no idea what it meant.
On the one hand I feel unbelievably angry and on the other I feel a complete failure as a feminist. What should I feel?
GreenDinosaur · 02/11/2018 23:10
I clicked on this to find out what Rinse Aid was.... quite disappointed tbh.
I don't have a dishwasher like all you posh bastards. ￼
I did go on holiday alone once though and discovered that my DH had no clue where the spare toilet rolls lived in our house.
AlpacaLypse · 02/11/2018 23:14
DP was the person who told me what Rinse Aid was. But that was 26 years ago, we've moved house and replaced dishwashers four times since then, and tellingly he's never once mentioned that Rinse Aid is no longer on the permanent shopping list. Because I replaced it with All In One dishwasher tablets 24 years ago...
RB68 · 02/11/2018 23:30
My Dad keeps the firelighters in a similar box in the same cupboard as the dishwasher tabs.....not a great plan
Once upon a time in the olden days rinseaid was separate to the main detergent in dishwashers and you had a bottle of it you added to a little well in the door next to the soap dispenser (which was powdered soap) then the manufacturees realised they could con you better with everything all in one tablet..specific measured doseage so repeat purchase couldn't be rationed.
Oh and hard or soft water doesn't matter as you dw needs salt to soften the water....
oldsewandsew · 03/11/2018 08:32
I am definitely tell when my rinse aid is running low as nothing in the dishwasher is dry! It’s supposed to help break up the water particles or something.
DH wouldn’t have a clue though, and our dishwasher does have a light to tell you when it’s running low.
sackrifice · 03/11/2018 08:49
We use vinegar instead. I bought a huge vinegar bottle/container about a decade ago and because sarsons vinegar bottles won't open so we cant refill, so we never used it. So use it for rinse aid. And chutney making.
It wets the water during the rinse cycle. Meaning that the surface tension is reduced and helping the water to have more surface area and thus dry quicker.
LakieLady · 03/11/2018 09:13
We're in a very hard water area. Don't use rinse aid, but I find that some cheaper diswasher tabs don't get glasses clean, they look cloudy afterwards.
I keep rinse aid for when I try out a new make of tablets that turn out not to be quite up the job of dealing with such hard water.
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