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Machine Dishwashing Powders

Dishwashing powders for domestic and workplace dishwashing machines

Dishwasher powders are specifically formulated cleaning agents designed for use in dishwashers. They can be composed of a combination of enzymes, surfactants, oxygen bleach, and other active ingredients that work together to remove grease, grime, and stains from your dishes. These powders are highly effective in breaking down food particles and tackling tough stains, providing a thorough clean.

How Dishwasher Powders Work:

Dishwasher powders employ a multi-step process to ensure your dishes come out spotless:

a. Pre-Soaking: The powder's enzymes activate during the pre-soaking phase, breaking down stubborn food residue and stains.

b. Detergency: The surfactants in dishwasher powders help to remove grease and oil by reducing surface tension, allowing water to spread and reach all areas of the dishes effectively.

c. Stain Removal: Oxygen bleach in some dishwasher powders acts as a powerful stain remover, targeting tough stains like coffee or tea marks, leaving your dishes bright and clean.

d. Rinse Aid: Some dishwasher powders incorporate rinse aid components that aid in preventing water spots and streaks on your glassware and dishes, ensuring a streak-free finish.

Guide to Using Dishwasher Powder: 

To achieve optimal results when using dishwasher powder, follow these steps:

a. Read the Instructions: Carefully read the manufacturer's instructions on the packaging to understand the recommended dosage and any specific guidelines for your dishwasher model.

b. Load the Dishwasher Properly: Arrange your dishes, glasses, and silverware in the dishwasher, ensuring items are not blocking the spray arms for efficient cleaning.

c. Add the Dishwasher Powder: Place the appropriate amount of dishwasher powder in the designated dispenser compartment of your dishwasher. Be cautious not to overfill or spill the powder.

d. Select the Cycle: Choose the appropriate cycle on your dishwasher that aligns with the level of soiling on your dishes.

e. Start the Dishwasher: Close the dishwasher door and start the wash cycle as per your dishwasher's operating instructions.

f. Unload Clean Dishes: Once the cycle is complete, carefully remove your sparkling clean dishes, and enjoy their spotless shine!

Frequently asked questions about dishwashing powder (FAQ's)

How much dishwasher powder should I use per load? The recommended amount of dishwasher powder per load can vary depending on the brand and the level of soiling on your dishes. It's best to refer to the instructions provided by the manufacturer on the packaging. Typically, dishwasher powders come with measurement guidelines, indicating the appropriate dosage for different load sizes. Using too little powder may result in inadequate cleaning, while using too much can leave behind residue or cause excessive foam.

Can I use dishwasher powder for handwashing dishes? Dishwasher powders are specifically formulated for use in dishwashers and are not intended for handwashing dishes. These powders contain concentrated ingredients that are designed to work effectively in the high-temperature and high-pressure environment of a dishwasher. Using dishwasher powder for handwashing can be harsh on your skin and may not provide optimal cleaning results. For handwashing dishes, it is recommended to use a gentle dishwashing liquid specifically formulated for manual dishwashing. 

Are dishwasher powders safe for all types of dishware and cutlery? Dishwasher powders are generally safe for most types of dishware and cutlery, including glassware, ceramics, stainless steel, and plastic. However, it's essential to check the manufacturer's instructions or packaging for any specific cautions or recommendations. Some delicate items or materials may require special care and could be better suited for handwashing. Additionally, certain dishwasher powders may not be suitable for use with silver or aluminum items, as they can cause discoloration or damage. If in doubt, it's advisable to consult the manufacturer or refer to the dishwasher powder's compatibility guidelines to ensure the safety of your dishware and cutlery.

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Freight is charged by weight and carton size, indicitive costs per carton are: Auckland $7.20, Whangarei to Hamilton $10.50, North Island $14.00, South Island $16.00 + GST, Rural charges are extra.

Delivery times vary as product is sent from different warehouses around the country. Expected delivery times North Island 1-3 days, South Island 2-4 days. Residential & Rural delivery times can take longer depending on the courier in your area.

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