If your glass dishes come out of the dishwasher looking dull, streaked, or murky, then it’s time to upgrade your arsenal so that you can start using glass cleaner tablets with your washing cycles. Glass cleaner tablets are made specifically to clean glass without leaving behind any streaks or residue, and to keep your favorite glass dishes looking completely brand new.
The thing to keep in mind, however, is that not all glass cleaner is made equally. For one thing, there’s the matter of effectiveness, but you also need to consider the ingredients that you’re applying to the dishes that you eat off of and drink out of. So, let’s cover then, what glass cleaner tablets are, how they work, and how to choose the best one for your dishwashing needs.
The Benefits of Using Glass Cleaner Tablets
Essentially, glassware requires specific ingredients to clean properly. Many dishwashing products are fantastic at removing dirt and grease, but those same ingredients end up streaking and dulling the appearance of glass. And, even if you know that your glasses have been disinfected, you still don’t want to drink out of murky-looking wine glasses.
Glass cleaner tablet formulas contain minerals that specifically break down residue left behind, which leave glasses looking anything but clean even after going through a full cycle. This way, while your dishes are getting cleaned in the dishwasher, the tablets are dissolving and working hard to prevent any residue from building up.
Why Not All Glass Cleaner Tablets are Made Equally
At the end of the day, you have to really consider which glass cleaner tablet you choose, as not all of them are made with consumers’ most discerning needs in mind. One thing you should look for is reviews of the company, to ensure that they generally have a reputation for producing safe, high-quality, and effective products.
You also need to be sure that you’re buying a product that’s as natural and plant-based as possible, as many commercial glass cleaning products are loaded with harsh, noxious, and toxic ingredients. Keep in mind that traces of these ingredients can remain on our glassware, which means that we’re more likely to consume them.
In general, we strongly recommend avoiding ammonia, fragrances, masking agents, and dyes, all of which typically come from harsh and potentially harmful chemical ingredients that don’t belong in our bodies. Not only that, but we suggest going with formulas that are as natural as possible, both for the sake of our health and the environment.
At Grab Green Home, we’re proud to offer a 100% biodegradable, dissolvable glass cleaner tablet formula. Our formula is 99% plant-derived, and our packaging is 100% waste-free. The formula contains only ingredients approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to not cause harm to the environment. And, perhaps most importantly, we use zero toxic ingredients of any kind, so you can feel confident that you’re using something that’s completely safe for you and your family.
Our mineral-based formula is perfectly effective at leaving your glass dishes spotless, streak-free, and sparkling. It breaks down residue effectively so that when it’s time to empty the dishwasher, all of the hard work has already been done for you.
Ingredients to Avoid When Looking for Glass Cleaner
Now that you know what glass cleaner tablets are, and how they work, let’s help you better understand which types of products are worth investing in, and which aren’t. Overall, there are certain commonly used ingredients that you should avoid, as they include the following:
- Parabens - Man-made chemicals often used in small amounts as preservatives in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods, and beverages.
- Bleach - Solid or liquid chemical used to whiten or remove the natural color of fibers, yarns, other textiles, and paper.
- Ammonia - A colorless, poisonous gas with a familiar noxious odor.
- Formaldehyde - Colorless, strong-smelling chemical that’s a gas at room temperature.
- Dyes - Used mainly to affect color to textiles, leather, paints, photographs, cosmetic & pharmaceutical products, biological stains, and food.
- Fragrances - Substances possessing strong-smelling organic compounds that have characteristic, pleasant odors.
- Phosphates - Compounds made of phosphorus and oxygen.
- Phthalates - Grouping of chemicals utilizes to allow plastics to be more durable.
All of these chemical ingredients are known to cause harm or irritation to the body, which is why you don’t want them interacting with the dishes you eat and drink with. While companies are legally required to be honest about their ingredients, they aren’t required to publish them all on the product’s label. So, to really know what you’re getting, you may have to visit a company’s website or contact them.
Which Types of Glass Benefit from Glass Cleaner Tablets?
Glass cleaner tablets are most commonly associated with stemware, which is prone to streaking and looking murky due to left-behind residue. But, it can also be useful for any clear glass dishes that you may have, like casserole dishes, clear plates, and glass containers. There really isn’t any type of dish that could be harmed by the use of tablets, so that’s not something that you need to worry about when using them.
How to Use Glass Cleaner Tablets to Get Your Glass Sparkling
Typically, glass cleaner tablets are meant to go on the bottom rack of the dishwasher, before running a cycle. As the water gets distributed during the washing process, the tablet will dissolve gradually, and make its way onto every piece of glassware that’s being washed. Do not put a tablet in the dispenser for your regular detergent, as it won’t get incorporated into the dishes properly.
The Glass Cleaner Tablets at Grab Green Home
At the end of the day, no one wants streaky, dull, or murky glassware. And, no matter how much you spend on high-quality dishwasher detergent, there’s only so much you can do to avoid your glassware picking up residue. Instead of going through the trouble of wiping it away by hand after each cycle, it’s time to make your life easier by investing in glass cleaner tablets.And, as you now know, not any ol’ tablets will do. Unfortunately, a lot of companies use questionable ingredients that can do harm to both you and the environment. That’s why we urge you to stick to the Glass Cleaner Dissolvable Tablets at Grab Green Home, which are nontoxic and environmentally friendly, all while containing natural ingredients that are completely effective at removing any and all residue so that your glassware can once again be sparkling like new.