Re: Getting the routine down ~ help w/ drying ?'s
I've found that two dry bath towels (or one huge one) in the dryer with the wet dipes helps to pull out moisture faster and helps them to dry better.
I use vinegar in the very first wash/rinse on occasion when my dipes start to stink - it helps A LOT. I use half a cup in a washer FULL of water (and only 1/4 full of dipes - more water rinses better).
I've also grown fond of using a couple squirts of dish liquid in every first wash/rinse (cold/cold) as well - it seems to help clean the poops better. Then I can also use a *touch* more laundry soap in the 2nd wash (hot/cold) -- it's more than most would use but I don't have buildup problems due to the dish soap in every 1st load (I use about 1/4 cup of laundry soap).
DH 45 ~ Me 40 ~ Alex b.4/27/05 ~ Nathan b.12/3/06