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Calgon is pretty expensive and strong smelling, just keep that in mind. If you find out you have hard water (don't you live near me? I don't think our water is very hard in Broomfield, but I have a softener, too) then using Calgon on a semi regular basis would be a good idea. But if you just need to do a very occasional strip, maybe consider getting some RLR Laundry treatment at Walmart in the laundry section. Comes in a package with 2 balls. A long hot soak will really help strip mineral and detergent build up.
 

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Woops! Don't know why I thought you were in CO.
If you have soft water, it is possible you are using too much detergent and some of it is staying on the dipes, making them kinda chalky-rough. If that's the case, for your regular routine, reduce your degergent to 1/4 C. in the hot wash. Use vinegar in the first rinse and then do a second rinse with nothing to remove vinegar residue.
For a one time strip, since you have soft water, you shouldn't really need to add water softener such as Calgon all the time. Try the RLR Laundry Treatment (one ball for a load). Use HOT HOT water and let it soak a good long while, then do a rinse and check for suds. If you see lots of suds in the rinse, add some vinegar and do another rinse after that (checking during that rinse, too). You should see a significant difference after doing this.
 
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