Vinegar as dishwasher detergent?
I've been using a combination of dishwasher detergent and Jetdry in my dishwasher, but no matter what kind I use, I always get white spots and residue/deposits on my dishes. We have very hard water. I had heard of using vinegar once a month in an empty dishwasher to ward off calcium buildup, so about a week ago when I ran out of dishwasher detergent and couldn't get to the store for a few days, I used vinegar (1/2 cup at the beginning of the wash cycle). I tell you, those three days that I used the vinegar, my dishes were the cleanest I've ever seen them come out of the dishwasher. I bought the detergent anyway (it's what I'm using now, but I'm not happy about it) because I was afraid that daily or every other day use of the vinegar might hurt the dishwasher somehow. I'd really rather give up on the detergent completely, sooooo, do y'all think it would be safe to use vinegar as a detergent in my dishwasher every time it is used??? Is there anybody else who does this?