Tried a phosphate booster for the first time...wow!
I got a hold of an old box of Calgon dishwashing powder with reduced phosphates. Now I have been reading about STPP on here but until I tried some in my whites...all I can say is wow! I did nothing differently other than add a tablespoon with my detergent and they came out sparkly clean. Old stains lifted out too. I was really amazed. And this was in my crappy Kenmore TL. I can only imagine what a true hot water wash will be like when I get my Askos.
So now how do I get some STPP in Calgary? And why do I feel like I've just joined the dark side ;-)