Automatic Dish Powder
Finally a chlorine free automatic dish powder. This product no longer contains phosphates and does not work well in hard water! Please see the commentary below. ** Please test this product before using by placing a small quantity of the powder in a bowl and agitating the water with a dish in it. See if a white film develops.
Ingredients: Sodium carbonate, linear alcohol ethoxylate, percarbonate, polymer.
Directions: Fill both manufacturers dish cups with powder
Since phosphates were banned (June 30, 2010) in Auto Dish products, Bio Pac, Inc. does not use phosphates in the formulation anymore. Any labels outstanding will still listing phosphates, but they have not been used on the East Coast since the phosphate rule was instituted.
States instituting the rule include Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont,Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Some areas such as Spokane County, Wash., have had such bans in place for years.
The lack of phosphates in our auto dish powder has created headaches for consumers. So far, there is no replacement for the water softening ability of phosphates. Using our product in many areas will leave a white film on your dishes, almost making them look sandblasted. This is actually a mineral coating (from your water) which can be removed with vinegar.