In order to understand why you need dishwasher rinse aid, you need to know how it works. In this article, we will consider not only the functionality of the conditioner, but also introduce you to some of its types. Let’s say right away that there is no need to doubt the need to purchase a conditioner.
6 important rinse aid functions:
1. Helps to get rid of detergent residues on the surface of dishes;
2. After its application, the dishes become shiny;
3. Water is easier and faster to remove from the dishes;
4. Dishes literally “creak” from cleanliness;
5. Prevents the formation of stains and smudges on the glass;
6. Protects PMM from the formation of limescale.
How does a dishwasher work
PMM users probably know that the entire washing process occurs due to the irrigation of dishes with a solution of water and detergent. Powerful jets of water pour out of the holes on the rocker arms and wash away dirt and organic residues. In order for irrigation to occur evenly and all objects inside the chamber to be cleaned, the rocker arms constantly rotate. Thus, water and detergent get to the most remote areas.
After the wash cycle comes the pre-rinse phase. It is at this time that food remains are washed off the dishes along with the powder. Pure water under pressure washes away all remaining impurities.
The third period is the final rinsing of dishes. If there is rinse aid in the dishwasher, then at this point it begins to complete the entire washing process. Rinse aid removes traces of detergent and helps the dishes dry faster. It is thanks to him that dishes, from cutlery to glass glasses, become not only clean, but also acquire shine and radiance.
Some models of dishwashers provide an increase in the rinsing time of the dishes if there is no rinse aid in them. However, in this case, stains and smudges may remain on clean dishes.
Modern detergents are tablet samples that include salt and rinse aid. But with very hard water, this is not enough. The need to purchase rinse aid remains, although its consumption will be much less.
Which conditioner to choose
Currently, a fairly wide range of conditioners is presented to the attention of the consumer. Which one is right for you, you can decide by familiarizing yourself with their features.
• Some samples deal only with direct cleaning of detergent residues;
• Others combine several functions and protect PMM from limescale, soften water;
• There are unscented consumer-oriented rinses that don’t like fragrances;
• Hypoallergenic ECO rinses with a safe composition suitable for allergy sufferers and children.
How to use rinse aid
As with any other remedy, you must first read the instructions before using. This is necessary in order to achieve the best result. Never pour rinse aid directly into the dishwasher! Detergent will simply wash it off during washing, and there will be no trace of it.
Find out where you can fill the rinse aid before use. There may be slight differences for each PMM. When you have already found a compartment for this remedy, do not be afraid to pour too much. Most PMMs independently determine the required amount needed for one application. At the same time, there is no need to fill in the rinse aid every time, it is usually enough for several cycles.
If you see that there are stains on the dishes, you can try to increase the amount of the product used on your own by making the appropriate PMM settings. In addition, do not forget about the possibility of purchasing detergent tablets, which include substances that prevent the appearance of streaks and plaque on the dishes. ALAPURESA tablets provide just such functionality, which helps to achieve excellent washing quality at a relatively low cost.