If you have cloudy drinking glasses try OxiClean Dishwashing Booster- Review

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How many of you have trouble with spots on your clean dishes?  When you pull your dishes out of the dishwasher do they look cloudy and not quite all the way clean?  If you have hard water you probably have an especially difficult time getting your dishes to sparkle.

Did you know that…

In July 2010, a ban on phosphates required the reformulation of dishwas her detergents. Since then,
consumers have noticed that their dishes are just not as clean as they used to be. In fact, many
experience a cloudy film on their glasses and dishes that can build up over time. Some consumers may
have even considered replacing their dishwasher to try and resolve the problem….but it’s not the
dishwashers fault!

When we moved to San Antonio last summer, I was amazed at how hard the water was.  We’d never had to use a rinse aid in our dishwasher before, but here it was essential.  At first I just used vinegar to rinse the dishes, but even that couldn’t keep up with the hard water buildup.  After a month or so of dissatisfaction with the vinegar I tried a rinse aid that I’d heard was great for hard water.

Well, turns out, it was less than great.  The dishes were a little better, but were nowhere near sparkly.  They were cloudy (I’m talking, like, 90% chance of rain, cloudy), and had lots of nasty stuck on food particles.

I was on the hunt for something new.  I found a coupon for new OxiClean Dishwashing Booster in the Sunday coupons.  Since OxiClean laundry products are my stain removal products of choice trying out the new dishwashing booster was a given.  Unfortunately, my local grocer didn’t yet carry it.  Fortunately, the very next day I received an email asking if I wanted to review it.  The dishwasher gods were looking out for me.



Using it is easy.  Simply fill the rinse aid dispenser with OxiClean Dishwashing Booster.  If your dishes are especially cloudy squirt two additional squirts straight into the bottom of your dishwasher.

I just filled the rinse aid dispenser.  The very first wash I was amazed at how much cleaner and clearer my dishes were!  My silverware sparkled.  While my glasses weren’t totally cloud and food particle free, they were loads better than they were before.

Here is a glass washed with the other brand rinse aid on the left and a glass washed with OxiClean Dishwashing Booster on the right.

Can you see that difference? The glass on the right looks obviously cleaner.  Even though the glass wasn’t perfectly clean, the difference was dramatic.  Next time I was I’m going to use the two additional squirts in the bottom of the dishwasher and see if that takes care of the remaining food particles.

*Update: I just finished running a load with the extra two squirts in the bottom of the dishwasher and my glasses look perfect. No food particles, no cloudiness.  I’m so happy!  Yay!

Available in food, drug, and mass retailers. Find it in the Dishwashing Aisle.  Suggested Retail Price: 7oz for $3.99-$4.99.  13oz for $6.99-$7.99.

Wash up to 125 loads*

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Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of OxiClean and received a product sample and serving tray to facilitate my review, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


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Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. I really need to try this. We have hard water and this often happens to us.
  2. ugh we always have cloudy dishes, thanks for sharing!!
  3. THANK YOU for this reveiw, I'm going to try it ASAP. I hate to admit that I MISS PHOSPHATES but what I really mean is I miss my clean clear dishes and glasses!!!!!
    • I've continued to be impressed with how much better this is working than the other rinse aid I tried. About every 3 or 4 washes I put an extra squirt of rinse aid in the bottom of the dishwasher.
  4. Janet W. says
    We really should start using this. I always feel like our dishes aren't clean because they're cloudy!
  5. Wow - this is exactly what I've been looking for. Our water is so hard and leaves the glasses looking less than clean. I also tried vinegar rinse but it didn't work very well. I'm going to be on the lookout for this product. Thanks for the review!