So, we know that detergent is the soap-like stuff that cleans all the food stains off your plates. Dishwasher salt softens the water and prevents limescale build-up. What about rinse aid? We’ll explain what it is, what it does and how to refill your dishwasher rinse aid.
What is dishwasher rinse aid?
Despite the name rinse aid, this stuff doesn’t actually have anything to do with rinsing. Its main job is to make sure that there’s no water left behind on your dishes. More of a drying aid, really. It contains chemicals that turns water droplets into thinner sheets that roll right off the dishes. This is a clever way to prevent spots and marks on glasses and make them shinier when the wash has finished.