Jet Dry / Rinse Aid Alternative?
I have been obsessively researching appliances on GW for months now in connection with our rapidly approaching kitchen reno (thanks, GW community!) but am stuck on the dishwasher. We are leaning heavily toward the Miele Futura Classic or Dimension Plus, but the Bosch 800 Plus is still in the running. We have eliminated the KA due to the side vent issue detailed in many posts on GW, coupled with our desire for a panel-ready dishwasher that will be fully integrated (i.e., flush) with our cabinetry.
The issue is this: while we have all but committed to the euro-style, non-heated dry units, I am concerned about being obliged to use Jet Dry (or a similar rinse aid) to assist drying in the Miele or Bosch. I can't find what's actually in the stuff, and I have concerns regarding toxicity. With little ones in our household, I have a strong aversion to using something that may leave a harmful residue on every dish, glass and utensil we use. I am by no means a Green Goddess, but try to target the low hanging fruit.
Presuming moderately hard water (between 7 and 9), do I need to use a rinse aid with the Miele or Bosch? Am I right in understanding that vinegar may fulfill some of a rinse aid's role, but will not assist in drying? If I do need a rinse aid, has anyone used an alternative to Jet Dry that is more Eco/health friendly yet still yields positive results?
Thanks in advance!