Wednesday, May 16, 2012

#FinishRevolution Finish Quantum = Better Dishwashing & a Giveaway!



 I have a little confession. I thought having a dishwasher would solve all my problems with washing dishes and saving time. I thought it would mean I'd have more time to do other things like play with my daughter, get work done, get household chores done, etc. I soon discovered that I'm technically challenged in many things...like loading my dishwasher!

You think I'm kidding? I'm totally serious. Is there a right way to load a dishwasher? Should dishes be facing a certain way to get the optimum cleaning power from your dishwasher? With my participation in the #FinishRevolution Campaign, I was fortunate enough to be able to view a webinar on how to get the most out of my dishwasher.

My husband thought it was funny that I would need a webinar on how to get the most out of my dishwasher. "It's not rocket science." Oh, ho, ho! Actually, it is! Sort of. I was completely unaware of the science behind dishwashing detergents.
Top 5 Tips I Picked Up from the Webinar


  • Not all detergents are made the same, my friends. You need to make sure that the detergent you use has all the cleaning agents you need. There are two types of cleaning agents: Enzymes (which break down protein and starch stains) and bleach (pick up where enzymes left off in the wash cycle and like higher temperature).
  •  I also had no idea that we needed to care for our dishwasher by routinely cleaning it once a month or so. A cleaning agent like Finish Dishwasher Cleaner is important in order to have your dishwasher running well and odour-free. Use the dishwasher cleaner every once in a while. I know some people who use it once a month. Me? I think I'll be doing it once every month or every other month. I cannot believe I NEVER thought of using dishwasher cleaner before. I never even thought of maintaining my dishwasher that way. I find now that I've started doing it, my dishwasher runs much more smoothly and my dishes are cleaner (no debris, caked on gunk, water stains, or calcium build-up)! 
  •  How many of you store your dishwasher detergent in the cabinet under your sink? Do you keep your detergents, soaps, and cleaners under the kitchen sink? You answered yes, right? Well, that particular area is one of the dampest areas in the house! When you leave detergents under the sink, the detergent sometimes goes hard, right? I had no idea, but that is actually the moisture activating the cleaner and once that cleaner is hardened, it will not have the same cleaning power. Again, totally not kidding you! 
  •  I'm a "nester". I'm guilty of "nesting" when it comes to my dishes. I always thought that if I could get as many dishes into my dishwasher, I'd be good. No. When spoons, bowls, cups, or other dishes "nest" into one another, it stops the water from hitting the dish above it. Duh! I should have known better. I mean, I've noticed that when I stick a bowl under a pot, there's water on the surface of the bowl and the pot doesn't get cleaned properly. *sigh* 
  •  Another thing I learned is that we should use HOT water! Dishwashers are designed to use hot water and work best with hot water. Make sure your water temperature is set accordingly in order to get the maximum cleaning power out of it. Did you know that Quantum is rated #1 phosphate-free detergent according to Consumer Report Magazine.
 Oh, there are so many things I needed to know about my dishwasher! I am so thankful for the webinar!  Barring the fact that I am part of the #FinishRevolution, my opinions are independent of this program. I can honestly say that I have been converted. No other detergent has ever gotten my dishes so clean.
I know it seems crazy to be so excited about dishwasher detergent, but I can't  help it! I'm so excited to let you know that one lucky reader will receive TWO boxes of Finish Quantum Powerball tabs!

TO ENTER:
Fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway only open to Canadian residents. Ends May 29, 2012.

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Disclosure: I am part of the Finish Blogger Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

24 comments:

Rebby said...

I have not tried Finish yet! But can't wait to try their products!

Katrrna Brady said...

I've been using the Finish Quantum for over a year now!

sweetpeg at gmail dot com

Amy C said...

I have not used Finish products before.

Did you know Canada said...

I have received a sample pack of Finish Quantum Powerball tabs and LOVE them! *fingers crossed* to win some more, thanks!

jewpoker said...

I already use Finish & I Like it!

Glogirl said...

No, I have never tried any Finish products.

Anonymous said...

I have tried Finish Quantum only once so far.

flowerchild said...

Yes i have tried finish quantum and loved them
thanks
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Sweet Panda said...

No, I have not tried any Finish products yet

sweetpanda2010 at gmail dot com

Valerie said...

I have never used finish before.

Belinda M said...

I have never used finish products

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com
belinda mcnabb

Lisa Smith said...

I have used their power ball tablet

Bree said...

I have not tried them yet

breej23 at hotmail dot com

Krystyl said...

Ive been using thier regular tabs for a few weeks and AM AMAZED BY THEM!

Danielle said...

I've never personally used Finish, but my Mom does because we have hard water. They seem to work better than the gel packs.

Rae T. (Auqakuh) said...

We use the FINISH® JET-DRY® Rinse Agent - works pretty good!

renee said...

I use finish quantum and its the best

Jonnie (JB) said...

I use the finish jet dry rinse agent. I've tried others but it works the best

ginette4 said...

I've used this product before, works great, no complaints here
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Katherine said...

i use their regular gel pacs everyday in my dishwasher

Jackie Finding Me the Journey said...

I'm currently using the quantum powertabs

writeanu said...

I use the Finish Quantum products and love them for getting all my dishes sparkling clean in the dishwasher!

gibberish said...

I have not tried Finish yet, but have purchased a package. I'll be trying it when my current dishwasher detergent runs out.
rafflecopter name is Julie G.

Elva Roberts said...

May 25-I don't believe I have used Finish products but I am quite willing to try them. Thank you and your sponsor for this giveaway.-el03ro

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