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Dishwashing Science

The dishwasher works hard so you don’t have to. When the main wash starts, your detergent goes to work to make sure dishes come out sparkling clean, while rinse aid, made of non-ionic surfactants, in the rinse cycle make sure they come out dry. 

Detergents 

The main tasks:

  • To remove soil from surfaces
  • To prevent the re-deposits of soils on the surfaces

Ingredients in action:

  • Alkalies regulate the pH of the cleaning solution to help remove soils from the surfaces
  • Builders regulate water hardness and prevent the formation of limescale deposits
  • The bleach system eliminates certain soils (e.g. tea and coffee stains) by oxidizing them and making them water removable
  • Enzymes work as catalysts and, in general, work best at temperatures around 122°F
  • Protease breaks down protein-based stains such as egg
  • Amylase breaks down starch-based stains such as oatmeal and potato

Rinse Agents

Main tasks:

  • To ensure shiny dishes
  • To assist the drying function

Ingredients in action:

  • Non-ionic surfactants turn water droplets into a thin layer, which dry more easily
  • Polymers help create the shine

Drying Agents

Main tasks:

  • To ensure dry dishes

Ingredients in action:

  • Surfactants at a new and higher level that turn water droplets into a thin layer, which dry more easily

Dishwasher Cleaner

Main tasks:

  • To break down grease and limescale buildup in the machine
  • To help reach the optimal heating temperature

Ingredients in action:

  • The surfactants in Finish® Dishwasher Cleaner remove the greasy residues, which can cause blockages of the nozzles
  • Citric acid removes limescale residue, which can build up in the sprayer arms and heating coil. Removal of this allows the machine to reach the optimal heating temperature
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