Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Kitchen's New BFFs

If money was not an issue, I would have thrown out my pots, glasses, silverware, and dishes and gotten all new ones- and replaced my dishwasher while I was at it .  I have had this crazy soapy/hard water/mineral deposit thing going on with all the dishes I put in the dishwasher.  And after having friends over for dinner last week (which unfortunately seems to be a rarity these days) and realizing what I was giving them to drink out of, I knew something had to be done. Since a complete kitchen purge was not an option, I had to hit up the cleaning isle at Von's and see what I could do on my own.  Let me tell you, I was beyond skeptical when I saw this:

Seriously, Lemi Shine?  But the picture convinced me and I gave it a go.  
Let me tell you, a miracle happened in that dishwasher I was ready to put on the curb. 

 Before: grimy, powdery, sick.  Would you want to drink out of this?

 And After: beyond crystal clear- now that's what I'm talking about.  
Every glass, sippee cup, dish, fork, spoon and knife, clean as the day it was borned!

And while I was in the cleaning isle at Von's 
I thought I'd pick up some of this that I'd heard so many raving about:

Once again, another miracle


 After:  I have no words.  I'll let the shine speak for itself.
Except... please wear gloves if you use this!
It my be my kitchen's new BFF, but its not friends with my hands- call me sandpaper for knuckles.

So now I can proudly have anyone over for dinner 
and it is a pure pleasure unloading my new set of dishes out of the dishwasher.


  1. I have bar keepers friend. but I've not heard of lemi shine. I have that problem with the deposits all over my glassware too. I have been looking at the shackley stuff but I might just give this a go. Think I can find that here! Probably not. Steph

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  3. I had to stop using my brand-new Maytag dishwaser thinking I needed to buy a water softner. Fortunaley, I heard about this product and it is amazing. You won't turn back!