Thread Number: 73062  /  Tag: Detergents and Additives
POD 10/30/2017
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Post# 964947   10/30/2017 at 07:56 (329 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Dash was a pretty good detergent. It was a low sudser like All, but cleaned well and smelled good. High sudsing detergents were actually hard on your washer. The excess suds would cause the motor overload switch to kick out and suds lock along with other things. It was interesting that people had the mindset that if it didn't suds, it wasn't cleaning. That way of thinking would never work with the HE detergents of today. Dishwasher detergents NEVER made suds, yet they got and still do get the dishes clean.

Post# 964963 , Reply# 1   10/30/2017 at 09:18 (329 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

They had a wringer-washer mentality that said you had to have a few inches of suds on top at all times or nothing would get cleaned.

That was part of the problem front-loaders were not popular for so many years.
People would throw the same amount of detergent or soap into them as they had their old wringer-washers and the resulting over-sudz situation made many messes. I saw many old Westinghouse machines barfing sudz out the detergent chute down the glass door and onto the floor. Not to mention the sudzy clothes remaining at the end of the constantly sudz-locked cycle. You knew when you saw a box of ALL or DASH sitting on top of a front-loader, barfing sudz, that the owner had used waaaaaay too much of it!

I thought Dash was great stuff and used to use it all the time.

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