How to Boost Dishwasher Detergent with Borax

Ever wash your dishes in the dishwasher only to have them end up with a slimy coating of soap or hard water stains? And the inside of the dishwasher itself probably smells pretty awful thanks to whatever got deposited. Gross, right?

Cloudy glassware, bits of food, and stain spots are all signs that your dishwasher itself needs cleaning. But borax can help with that! Increase the power of your dishwasher detergent at every cycle by adding borax.

Here's what you need

  • Borax
  • Sponge
  • Dishwasher detergent


Step 1

Scrub the bottom and inside door of your dishwasher using borax

Step 2

Line the bottom of the dishwasher using borax

Step 3

Run your next load of dishes as normal

Step 4