Product Type: Finish household products
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Rinse your dishes with Finish
Finish Rinse Aid
Member Name: europe-chick
Finish Rinse Aid
Advantages: leaves dishes steak free and residue free
Disadvantages: on the pricey side
A dishwasher is something that I'd never be without - ever again. Even my husband agrees, years ago before we had a dishwasher I cooked the dinner, and he did the washing up. He always used to say, and still does, that I have the ability to use virtually every single pot, pan, and piece of cutlery just to make beans on toast. I think that I probably agree with him, as we have a full size dishwasher, there's only the two of us, and the dishwasher is on every single night. In fact some days it's on two or even three times if I've been baking that day.
Although having a dishwasher makes life easier i.e. no washing the pots, a dishwasher does require all sorts of products to go along with it; rinse aid, tablets powder or liquid, special salt, fresheners, cleaners, and protectors. Granted you don't need all of these products to run a dishwasher, but I would say that rinse aid is one product that you shouldn't do without.
I always buy the Finish Rinse Aid, I've tried cheaper brands in the past, but they just don't give the same results that the Finish Rinse Aid does. Finish Rinse Aid is available in two fragrances; the original - which to be honest doesn't really have a fragrance as such, and the lemon sparkle - which does have a very strong zesty lemon fragrance. I always buy the lemon sparkle fragrance, as I like the zesty lemony fragrance that lingers on my dishes for a little while after the they've been in the dishwasher.
Dishwasher products aren't exactly cheap, which is why I have tried cheaper versions of rinse aid. However I always come back to Finish Rinse Aid for the superior results that it gives. One of the major supermarkets will normally have the Finish products on offer though, so you can normally pick them up for less than full price. I've recently bought Finish Rinse Aid from Waitrose, where they currently have it on a 3 for 2 offer, along with other products in the Finish range. It's normally £3.50 for a 400ml bottle of Finish rinse aid, and I find that this will last me approximately 4 months.
You add rinse aid to your dishwasher to aid in the rinsing cycle basically. Rinse aid cleans away any residues so that your dishes, glasses especially, are left shiny and clean with no streaks or water spots. Finish Rinse Aid really does make a huge difference, on glasses especially I find that they are always left shiny and clean, and with no streaks or water marks whatsoever. With cheaper versions of rinse aid I've found that my glasses can come out of the dishwasher with a cloudy residue, and with water marks and streaks still on the glasses. Finish Rinse Aid makes a big difference on everything in the dishwasher, but I think that I notice it more on the glasses.
You can use rinse aid over and above the dishwasher tablets that claim to have rinse aid built into the tablet. I've found that I get a better result (and it works out cheaper overall) using basic cheaper dishwasher tablets (still Finish tablets though, just not the all singing, all dancing dishwasher tablets) and a separate rinse aid.
I'd definitely recommend Finish Rinse Aid, but I would advise shopping around to get it that little bit cheaper. I have a Siemens dishwasher, and Siemens do recommend Finish products. I suspect that you can use Finish Rinse Aid in any brand of dishwasher though.
Summary: Rinse your dishes with Finish