Why You Should Never Add Dish Soap To A Dishwasher
Sometimes we have to learn life’s biggest lessons the hard way. On Saturday night I had one of those lessons on washing dishes. I learned that you should never add Dish Soap to a dishwasher. Why you ask? Here’s the reasons:
Saturday night we were running low on dish detergent. Instead of having to run to the store and get more, I thought it would be a brilliant idea to load the dishwasher with dish soap. I not only filled the cup with dish soap, I decided to sprinkle in some extra. I thought this would work out amazingly.
Before I hit start, I decided to do a quick Google search about dish soap in dishwashers. I read that you’re not suppose to because it will overflow. I called shenanigans. I was under the impression that this article was written by a Dish Detergent company and a scam to get you to spend more money. I hit start and smiled as I walked away. Nothing could go wrong now right?
I celebrated by watching a “American Pickers” marathon on the History Channel. I was watching Frankie pick up an old sign when all of a sudden I heard the dog sniffing around and running in the kitchen. I walked out to see this scene play out:
Lesson learned, never add dish soap to a dishwasher. But why not? According to our friends at About.com, here’s the reason why:
Using regular liquid dish soap in your dishwasher will severely hamper the wash cycle. The high sudsing that will be produced will quickly fill your dishwasher with suds that may overflow from the appliance to the floor. Only detergents that are specially formulated for dishwashers should be used in these appliances. These create no suds during the cycle. Always add the proper detergent to the specially-designed dishwasher compartment.
What dumb life lesson did you learn the hard way?