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Can I use Borax in my dishwasher tonight since I've run out of the soap for it?


Asked by keisha613 at 8:59 PM on Jan. 3, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Do NOT use regular dish soap!!! You will have a soapy watery mess all over the place! I made that mistake when I was in high school....Ugh it is many bubbles!! lol


    Answer by Shelii at 9:26 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • Thats funny. I was just considering putting dish soap in the washer cause i ran out of laundry soap.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 9:06 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • I am not sure but please do not use regular dish soap in the dishwasher.

    Answer by Snewo at 9:09 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • No, do not use anything other than automatic dishwashing soap in a dishwasher. Anything else will make to many suds for the machine.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 12:07 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I just found this on the internet.....
    Recipe for Dishwasher Soap

    Dishwasher soap is easy to make, and cost effective. I mix up a batch in an empty canister, and pour it in the dishwasher as needed.

    Mix and use per dishwasher load:
    1 Tablespoon Borax
    1 Tablespoon Baking soda


    Mix equal parts Borax and Baking Soda, and add 2 Tablespoons per load. Increase proportion of soda for hard water. Use vinegar in the rinse cycle.

    Answer by MommyBulger at 3:25 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Is Borax considered regular soap, didn't think it was. oh well.

    Comment by keisha613 (original poster) at 10:29 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

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