Monday, August 2, 2010

Sparkling Spoons

A while ago I mentioned that I was going to try out some recipes from The Frugal Kiwi Blog, including this one for dishwasher powder.
I have tried a complicated natural dishwasher concoction before, which involved baking soda and a lemon, amongst other things, but it really didn't cut the mustard, literally.

I made up a batch of this dishwasher powder, so simple and easy that I really did wonder if it was going to just be a waste of the $10 spent on Borax and Baking soda. How wrong could I be? I have been using it for almost a week now, and can honestly say we have got better results over the past week than is normal with the chemical laden 'Active" dishwasher powder I normally buy. EVERYTHING is coming out spotless and sparkling, no piles of plates that still have marks on them, or mugs with cocoa remains in the bottom dumped by the sink, I still can't quite believe it but so far the results are amazing!

 I still have to try out the washing powder. I bought all the ingredients, but I may have got a bit carried away and just mixed them all together without reading the instructions HERE  again...! I'll try and botch my way through that one next, and report back on the results!


  1. Very cool - We've about run out of dishwaher powder so will give this a go. Thanks!

  2. Do give it a go, I am amazed! I found the Borax in Bin Inn, if you have one near you I'd try them first as although you can get it in the chemists, they think it's gold dust and charge accordingly! My bag from Bin Inn, 500g was $6.