A lot of people like to add white vinegar to the automatic dishwasher to help boost the cleaning power inside and leave dishes and cups sparkling clean. The only issue with using vinegar is this: It’s a strong acid that can actually melt the rubber gaskets inside your dishwasher over time. Instead of adding vinegar to the dispensers, consider spraying white vinegar over your dishes, plates and flatware with a spray bottle before hitting the ON button. This will give you all the benefits without any of the acidic damage.
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