Money-Saving Tip

Before I get to today’s topic, I want to share an iphone photo of Jordan and her happy family.  I guess I could call them “Happy Campers” because that’s how they spend their summer week-ends in upstate New York.  And, yes, that’s Gracie in the kayak, and yes, she is wearing a life preserver.



Kayak Gracie - Money-Saving Tip



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Thermador Dishwasher - Money-Saving Tip


Have you had problems getting your dishwasher to dry the dishes thoroughly at the end of the cycle?  Well, we did, and our Thermador dishwasher was less than a year old.  When I called to schedule a service call, the scheduler asked me if I was using Finish Jet-Dry in the dishwasher.  I was not.



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I bought a bottle, and immediately the dishes were all perfectly dry at the end of the drying cycle plus the inside of the machine was dry.  Since then, I have heard from lots of friends that they, too, were having problems with their dishwashers not drying.  Apparently, the newer models need this rinse agent for them to dry properly.



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So, if you are having trouble with your dishwasher not drying, add some Finish Jet-Dry or a generic equivalent before you waste money on an unnecessary service call.



Take care.

Images by Josie Swantek, Thermador, Finish Jet-Dry, and Google


  1. says

    Janette, first I have to ask: what is the lake in the photo where Jordan and family are vacationing? I’m originally from upstate NY and spent many precious summers camping on the islands of Lake George.

    Second, I’m glad the Jet Dry worked for you but for some reason it would not work well in my older dishwasher. So on a hunch a few months ago, I poured maybe 1/2 cup white vinegar into the bottom of my dishwasher every time just before running it, and boy does it work great! PLUS, it keeps the inside of the dishwasher nice and clean. A gallon of white vinegar is fairly inexpensive and the fact that it’s chemical-free is a big plus to me. Anyway, just wanted you to know!


    • says

      Thanks for the info. I was using the white vinegar when I was also using my homemade dishwasher detergent. I didn’t like the way it cleaned and switched back to the store-bought detergent. I discontinued the vinegar at the same time. I’ll try it when the Jet Dry goes dry.

  2. says

    Oh Jordan and her sweet family are so cute!! Gracie is so adorable with her life jacket on and it looks like they are all having such a great time. Looks like such a gorgeous lake.
    Thanks for the tip on thedishwasher!