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Will Using Liquid Dish Soap Damage My Dishwasher?

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Your dishwasher keeps your dishes clean, but what’s the best way to keep your machine clean? Do you want to know the best products to use to clean your dishwasher? Ateliers G Paquette has created this useful guide for you about the risks that liquid dish soap poses for dishwashers and the alternatives to use. In the event of damage caused by the wrong products, it is often recommended to call in professionals; Ateliers G Paquette offers dishwasher repair services for homeowners in the Montreal region.



Can Liquid Dish Soap Damage My Dishwasher?

It’s important to choose the right cleaning products for your dishwasher so as not to damage it and to ensure that it continues to perform longer. The right products also help keep your dishes sparkling clean and dry after every wash.

When you run out of washing tablets, it can be tempting to quickly replace them with liquid dish soap. But be careful, as liquid dish soap is extremely foaming! By making the swap them for liquid dish soap, you run the risk of ending up with foam escaping from your dishwasher and spreading all over your kitchen floor! As well as creating even more work for you, this can unfortunately also damage your dishwasher.

So, what do you do when you run out of dishwasher tablets?


Detergent Alternatives to Clean Your Dishwasher Effectively

The best choice for cleaning your dishwasher still remains washing tablets. But when you don't have any on hand, here are a few natural alternatives that can do the trick without damaging your dishwasher:

  • White vinegar

  • Baking soda

  • Black soap

  • Lemon juice

You can also make your own homemade washing tablets! All you need is:

  • citric acid

  • coarse salt

  • sodium bicarbonate

  • soda crystals


Add water and mix to form a paste that you can then spread into silicone ice cube moulds. Leave them in the freezer overnight before unmoulding. These tablets can be kept for 6 months in an airtight container.

Dishwasher Repair Solutions in Montreal

Is your dishwasher no longer working properly? Before you decide to buy a new one, consider having it repaired. Ateliers G Paquette offers dishwasher repair services in Montreal. Our technicians are trained to handle this type of problem and have the necessary equipment to repair your dishwasher efficiently. You can visit our site to learn more about our dishwasher repair services.

Our technicians are trained to repair a wide range of models and brands. Visit our website to discover the brands we specialize in. We also offer parts ordering services for appliances and dishwashers in Montreal.

If you need help with your dishwasher, think Ateliers G Paquette and contact us today to book an appointment. Wherever you are in Montreal, our technicians are here to help!



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