Is your glassware coated with a nasty gray-white powdery scum? Are your utensils turning black? Have you been thinking it’s probably time to buy a new dishwasher? Save your money! Your dishwasher isn’t at fault—it’s your detergent.
The problem started back in 2008, when ill-informed environmentalists in the state of Washington convinced their legislature to ban phosphates in dishwasher detergents, believing—despite the weight of evidence to the contrary—the minuscule amount of phosphates in dishwasher detergents was the primary cause of pollution and other problems in the Spokane River.
Detergent manufacturers removed phosphates from their products in just the two Washington counties where the ban was imposed—knowing full well the new formula wouldn’t work. They assumed the law would soon be repealed and things could return to normal. But the law of unintended consequences soon changed things.
Furious because dishes were coming out of their dishwashers grimy and unsanitary, shoppers stocked up on cases of original formula detergents from stores across the border in Idaho, which had no phosphate ban.
Detergent-smuggling housewives made a rollicking good news story that was carried nationally by the media. In turn, publicity generated by the news reports served as an impetus to environmentalists elsewhere, who lobbied and pressured their own legislators. Sixteen states soon banned phosphates in dishwasher detergents—all to take effect on July 1, 2010. Not wanting to make different products for different states, manufacturers decided to remove phosphates from their formulas nationwide.
The reformulated detergents are expensive and don’t clean adequately. Now you don’t need to buy them!
David W. Cowles reveals simple and cost-effective solutions to this problem in his new whistle-blowing exposé, NO MORE GRIMY DISHES. This ebook will enable you to once again have clean dishes and sparkling glassware—and you’ll save money, too!