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Thread: A random question about Lemi Shine

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    Super Member Quilty-Louise's Avatar
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    A random question about Lemi Shine

    Do any of you use (now or in the past) a product called
    Lemi Shine?

    I have been using it for about 5-6 years if not longer. We
    (hubs & I) discovered it when our dishes & drinking glasses
    had a horrible cloudy look to them and nothing I tried seemed
    to eliminate it and giving me back my shiny CLEAN looking
    dishes.

    We buy the Lemi Shine Original and put 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp.(depending
    on how dirty dishes are) into the dishwasher with EVERY load. I
    haven't had cloudy dishes since. I LOVE this stuff.

    Yes I also continue to use a rinse agent for the dishes and Finish tablets.

    The Lemi Shine also works great (although a little elbow grease might
    be needed sometimes) on cleaning hard water spots around the sink/faucet.

    If you might be wondering what kind of gibberish I am talking about
    here is a link to the website.

    Lemi Shine
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Have never used it but will definitely look for it at Walmart & Target.
    Gloria 

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    Going to try to remember to check this out as well. Can't believe how horrible my dishes are with the (relatively) new (@ 5 yrs) dishwasher. Hate this blanking dishwasher! Do you know if you can use it for clothes washers with your laundry as well?

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    Thank you for the information, I have well water and have a problem with hard water stains.
    Aronel aka Lee

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    Yes, we've been using it for quite a while. Keeps the dishwasher nice and shiny too. NJ Quilter, it's probably not your dishwasher but the detergents. They had to change the formulas recently and the detergents aren't working as well. I had the same problem with cloudy glasses, etc. until we found Lemi Shine.

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    thanks for the info
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    I buy citric acid in large bags (5 lbs.) It keeps the drains clear, the lime buildup under control, and my glasses clearer. It is pretty inexpensive--always a plus!
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    Citric acid has a lot of other uses, too.
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    Yes, I know they changed all the detergents/soaps re phosphates. I have no idea what kind of environmental damage they may have been doing but they certainly were getting clothes cleaner! We have very 'hard' water here causing all kinds of stains/build up on anything and everything. But the dishwasher is a whole different ballgame. It's a relatively new (@ 5 yr) mid-line KitchenAid. It's one that uses next to no water. It's quiet as anything but it's been a nightmare almost from the day we bought it. Can't tell you how many times the repair folks have been here. At least this last episode I was able to do an easy 're-set' and getting running again on my own.

    I'll definitely be looking for this product.

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    It is available at Walmart in our area. It works well.

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    We've been using Lemi Shine for about two years. We bought nice glasses and dinnerware before retiring only to find that the water in our new location was filled with lime and left a coating on our glasses. We use it about twice a month with the regular dishwasher detergent, Lemi Shine, and the rinse aid. No more dull glasses.
    And if you haven't tried Invisible Glass on your windows...oh wow! It's at WalMart and this is a good time of year to try it out. Not trying to hijack the thread.
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    I have some but forget to use it often. Yes, detergents have changed. I just choose the pots and pans option now to get them clean! irritating to have to do that.

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    I used it several times a few years ago as I too, had very cloudy dishes. It worked great at first but then the cloudiness came back and the Lemi-shine just wasn't cutting it. I finally gave up and now just wash my dishes by hand.
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    Called Lemi Shine and they said Walmart carried it so going to look in Salina Ks---sounds good!!!

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    I find it at WalMart in the dish washing section near the washer
    tablets/rinse agents.

    Since we have been using it I have NOT had any cloudiness on
    my dishes. Not just my glassware but I also have clear blue dishes
    (they match my blue Pyrex bake ware).

    I have a canister under my sink where I keep my dishwasher tablets
    and I keep the container of Lemi Shine WITH my tablets so that I can
    make sure to grab it when I get a tablet out.

    I have gotten used to grabbing the LS, but there are times when my
    hubs (and those time are VERY rare) will load the dishwasher, by keeping
    the two items together it will remind him to use the LS also.


    Quote Originally Posted by scarlet14 View Post
    Called Lemi Shine and they said Walmart carried it so going to look in Salina Ks---sounds good!!!
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I just bought the dishwasher packs. I really l like them.

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    Wow! When I clicked on your Lemi Shine button, it not only told me where I can buy it in my area - it produced a map!

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    I will have to look for this. Our water is really hard here. I not only are my glasses cloudy but my utensils aren't as shiny as they should be either. They are only about 1 1/2 years old and they are dull looking. They are a pretty expensive pattern of Gorham stainless. I got all of it at a major clearance price with an extra discount. Hope it helps.

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    I love this product -- it made a huge difference in removing hard water film -- BUT be careful. It can also remove decals, paint, decoration, etc. I bought a new quart Pyrex measuring cup and the first time I washed it all the markings came off! Not a lot of use now. There is a warning on the product label that I didn't read until after the markings came off the measuring cup. It also greatly faded decals from several coffee mugs. I now use a small amount in my dishwasher every few loads. I only use more if the hardwater starts to build up again. And I never put my china in or other items that are delicately decorated.

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    Our DIL interupted a family gathering by announcing she found a miracle. She proceeds to inform us our lives will be forever changed. She holds up a crystal clear glass. She tells us the miracle is contained in that glass. Intrigued, but skeptical, we ask for proof. She holds up a cloudy glass. Then she shows us a container of Lemi Shine. The lightbulbs go off around the room. We have all had crystal clear glasses and sparkling clean dishes and silver ever since.

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    We are a Lemi Shine family! We live in the country and have very hard water with a lot of minerals. Lemi Shine is the only thing that works for us! Although, I did replace all of my everyday glassware with insulated tumblers and hand wash all glasses.

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    Thanks, I can really use this!
    SHIRLEY

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    I just tried it last night. I can't believe the difference. Amazing. Do any of y'all use the other lemi products?

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    Well I've never heard/seen this product in Australia - I use Washing Soda, which is good if you have hard water.

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    I have been using Lemi Shine for a few years now in the dishwasher. Google "other uses for lemi shine''. I also use it to soften hard water/ calcium deposits around the faucets, on shower heads and in the toilet before srubbing. There is a formula / recipe for cleaning brass shells before reloading. Love this stuff!

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