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Well I bought a brand new portable dishwasher tomorrow and dh will be bringing it home today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy"><br><br>
I stopped at the store today to get some dishwasher detergent and I was shocked that every single one of them had phosphates. I needed to get something because I really need to wash dishes today so I chose the one that had the least amount (Palmolive). I got the smallest container that they had planning to come back and ask y'all what I should use instead.<br><br>
So what is a good, safe phosphate free dishwasher detergent?
 

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We buy all our cleaning products from the health food store. The brand "Earth Friendly Product's" is my personal favorite, but there usually are several other options.<br>
Enjoy your new dishwasher!<br><br>
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I use Seventh Generation dishwashing detergent. It works great.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> But I do have to rinse off my dishes before I stick them in the dishwasher.
 

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I use the Ecover tablets. They work great and I don't have to mess w/ liquid. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And I always wash on the energy saver mode.
 

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My sister just got done making some using <a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/02/02dec09b.cfm" target="_blank">this recipe here.</a> The amount they say in there does not work for them so it may take some tweaking to get the right amount but she's liking it.
 

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7th Generation - and I never rinsed anything. did let a few dishes run thru with the next days' load tho <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I buy Trader Joe's brand....works really great...and is cheap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My sister just got done making some using <a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/02/02dec09b.cfm" target="_blank">this recipe here.</a> The amount they say in there does not work for them so it may take some tweaking to get the right amount but she's liking it.</div>
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Totally off topic but just wanted to say that I love "The Dollar Stretcher"! One of those really great weekly online newsletters that is about living more simply.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I LOVE Mrs Meyers Clean Day detergent. I buy the Lavender kind. It smells my whole kitchen up like Lavender. I use Mrs Meyers a lot. I use the all purpose cleaner, laundry soap, and counter top spray.<br><br><a href="http://www.mrsmeyers.com/default.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.mrsmeyers.com/default.aspx</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Peace.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Peace">
 

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mmmmmm....I LOVE Mrs Meyers!! I use the fabric softener, and really want to buy all the lavender products...maybe this weekend I will..Im TOTALLY addicted to that scent!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Alot of people just use hot water and vinegar in the rinse. I've tried it and I seriously couldn't tell the difference between them and the ones I used traditional detergents on.
 

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I once used vinegar on at the time brand new portable dishwasher and etched it so now its stains/ed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Enjoy your new dishwasher <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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the method brand that Target carries now does not have phosphates. we get the pink grapefruit scent. makes the whole kitchen smell good.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I buy Trader Joe's brand....works really great...and is cheap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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and now we are moving to TX and they do not have Trader Joe's so I am <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notes right-handed">:<br><br>
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