Dishwasher Rinse Aid

Eco Friendly Dishwasher Rinse Aid

What is dishwasher rinse aid?

It’s an all too familiar scenario: you unpack the dishwasher, only to find your dishes are still wet and your glasses streaky and far from spot-free as promised.

What’s wrong with this picture? These are common complaints of dishwasher owners. The culprit could be your dishwasher rinse aid, or lack thereof if you’re scratching your head wondering what that extra compartment next to the dishwasher powder is for. Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

Put simply, contrary to what the name suggests, rinse aid is actually a drying agent for your dishwasher. It’s a surfactant (there’s that big word again), which means it contains salts and acids that lower the surface tension of the water to prevent droplets from forming on dishes, leaving them spotless — kind of like waxing your car after a car wash. In layman’s terms, rinse aid is a water repellent that makes the water stick to itself, rather than your dishes. Pretty clever, right?

Should you use rinse aid?

You might need a good quality eco friendly rinse aid like WIPE THAT’s if there is hard water in use at your home, which makes your dishes more prone to limescale build-up due to its high mineral content, commonly found in ground water in inland areas.

Spots and streaks are also a result of the 2010 ruling by the Environmental Protection Authority to outlaw the use of phosphate in dishwashing products, which was found to cause algal bloom, or the rapid growth of blue green algae, in our waterways. While fewer harsh chemicals in our environment is always a good thing in our books, this means dishwashers need a little extra help to effectively clean and dry dishes. 

You can achieve better results by combining WIPE THAT’s 100% biodegradable, eco friendly rinse aid and dishwasher powder for a powerful one-two punch.

Ditch the dirty dishes with WIPE THAT

With our eco friendly rinse aid made from natural ingredients, your dishes and (arguably more importantly) your dishwasher will be in tip-top shape — first wash, every wash.

Did you know we also make biodegradable dishwasher powder? More affordable, economical, and environmentally friendly than tablet and liquid alternatives, WIPE THAT dishwasher powder is your first line of defence against greasy, dirty dishes.

All our products are proudly free from:

  • Terpenes
  • Phenols
  • Chlorine
  • Organic mercurials
  • Balsams
  • Aluminium complexes
  • Chlorofluorocarbons
  • No animal testing
  • Safe for sensitive skin and allergies
  • Only 100% pure ingredients for performance.

From the kitchen to the laundry and bathroom, WIPE THAT has got you covered with an extensive eco friendly range to suit the whole family.

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