Lemi Shine Review: This Dishwasher Detergent Additive Helped My Hard Water Problems

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Below are quite a few Lemi Shine dishwasher booster reviews.


The original version of this booster, also known as a dishwasher detergent additive, was a powder, composed mainly of citric acid, which is added to whatever dishwasher detergent you choose to use.

The idea behind this product is that the citric acid will help deal with a very specific problem many people have when washing dishes -- hard water build up.

This hard water build up, or the film you may see on your glasses and dishes, or within the dishwasher itself, is common in areas with hard water. Hard water is, of course, water which has a high mineral content in it.

The gentle acidity within the citric acid contained in Lemi Shine is the powerful ingredient which will stop that hard water build up from forming in the future, and slowly, with many uses, lessen and remove the film and build up you have already experienced before using this product regularly.

So, without further ado, here are reviews from readers who've used it, along with pictures they've sent in showing how this product has worked for them.

Bonnie says:

I LOVE this stuff!

After several years of not being able to use my dishwasher for anything other than a drying rack -
(dishes came out dirtier and spotted because of hard water and the removal of phosphates from dishwasher detergent) - I tried LemiShine once and everything came out sparkling.

A second run of the dishwasher and the crud that had built up on the bottom from dishes draining (hand-washed) was gone.

I was blaming the dishwasher, when the problem was the hard water and lack of cleaning power in detergent - LemiShine solved the problem!

Taylor says:

Thanks for sharing your review Bonnie.

Lemi Shine pacs review
I've gotten to use this product myself, and have really liked my results.

You can see my article about the results I got when using the pacs version of the product here. After using the pacs I actually switched back to the powdered version, because I thought it was a bit cheaper, and eventually the decision was made for me since the original powder version is still around, but the pacs were discontinued.

That means for quite a few years now I've continuously used this product in my own dishwasher, because it significantly helps remove hard water build up, and keeps it from reoccurring.

I'd love to hear from even more people who've used this product, sharing how it has worked for them. You can share your review here, and I'll add the best ones to the site!

Lots of Lemi Shine reviews and uses shared by readers who've used the product to remove hard water build up and film from both their dishes and inside their dishwasher, while also boosting their dishwasher detergent's power {on Stain Removal 101} #LemiShine #HardWaterBuildUp #HardWaterFilmuse this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

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Hardwater Film Removed From Dishes & Utensils With This Stuff!

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M. Schaffer shared these before and after pictures after using this product in her dishwasher, to remove the filmy residue left by hard water on her dishes and utensils.

This film can cause glass to become cloudy, and turn normally dark colored objects much lighter. This cannot be washed or scrubbed off with normal soap, but instead something acidic is needed to remove it.

That's where this product comes in. With it's formulation, which includes citric acid, it can easily rinse such cloudiness and scale away.

It isn't always completely removed after one wash with this product, but just like it takes time to build up, with time and regular use the film will lessen and then disappear.

A simple way to remove hard water build up and film on your dishes and utensils, and then keep that build up from returning {on Stain Removal 101} #HardWaterBuildUp #HardWaterStains #HardWaterFilmuse this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

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It Removed Limescale Build Up On My Dishes!

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I love Lemishine!

I had limescale buildup on all if my dishes and it was GONE after only one wash!

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Lemishine Helped Remove Hard Water Scale Buildup In Dishwasher

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M. Schaffer also shared a before and after picture of her dishwasher, after using this product for several loads.

In the before picture you can see that there is a lot of build up of minerals, caused from hard water.

She explained that "the scale buildup could not be removed by scrubbing."

However, after only 3 uses of this product much of the build up was gone!

There is, of course, as a dishwasher cleaner made by this company which I (Taylor) have personally had success using to also remove this scale and build up. You may want to use the two in tandem!

I will say, however, that if you regularly use the Lemi Shine dishwasher detergent booster and additive, than you most likely won't need to clean your dishwasher as often, at least not for hard water and scale build up. That's because the same power of citric acid that keeps your dishes looking good also simultaneously works on the inside of the dishwasher itself.

I'd love to hear even more reviews of this product from those who've used it. You can share your reviews here, or read others that have already been submitted.



Lots of Lemi Shine reviews and uses shared by readers who've used the product to remove hard water build up and film from both their dishes and inside their dishwasher, while also boosting their dishwasher detergent's power {on Stain Removal 101} #LemiShine #HardWaterBuildUp #HardWaterFilmuse this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

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I Use It Daily
by: Tammy

I love Lemi. I use it in my dishwasher everyday. I purchase a small container at the grocery store or Walmart. In fact, it was a clerk in the grocery store that lead me to this product. It's awesome. Thank you for your review!

great
by: Anonymous

This stuff is great!

cheaper at Lowes
by: Teresa

We use Lemi shine as well, get it from Lowes. Locally here Lowes has a $3 less price than the grocery stores.

highly recommend
by: Elaine

I use this wondeful stuff every time I run the dishwasher. Highly recommend.

citric acid might be cheaper
by: Jessica

If it's using the power of citric acid then I would test out using pure citric acid OR the fruit fresh (like what you use for canning). It's cheaper and may just do the trick.

doesn't do the trick for me
by: Heather

Lemi Shine does not do the trick for me. I use a Cascade packet and Oxiclean for the dishwasher. Ten times better job than Lemi Shine.

vinegar
by: Shannon

I use a splash of vinegar in each load. It's cheaper and works great.

now I use much less detergent
by: Joyce

You put the Lemi-Shine in the detergent reservoir that closes and then put your detergent in the small open one. It doesn't take a lot either. Great product! It has allowed me to purchase less expensive dishwasher detergent.

love love love it!
by: Kim

Love love love Lemi Shine. I thought my dishwasher was broken and needed a new one until I was recommended this product.

used when didn't have water softener
by: Jo Ellen

I love this stuff!!! I used it when my water softener was broke and until it was replaced!! It's awesome! Dishes and glasses sparkle!!

Love it! Can't live without it.
by: Anonymous

It doesn't take much and it works. I had been taking my glasses out of the cupboard and soaking them in vinegar once a week to keep them clear. This was time consuming, but was the only solution I could find that worked until a friend told me about Lemishine. It's an amazing product and you will see results from day one. I use it as needed and a bottle of it lasts quite awhile. This is one product that surpasses expectations.

Cheaper solution to hard water
by: Chris Broyer

I tried LemiShine at a relative's recommendation and it was good, but I had noted that it is simply citric acid in powder form. I bought a large container of citric acid for less money and it worked just as well.

Recommended by repairman!
by: Julie

My dishwasher repairman recommended Lemishine after I complained about dishes with a residue and it works wonderfully! I did however have an unpleasant side effect, it is taking the color off of my Mikasa painted dishes and leaves a rough surface on the edges of my Corelle- plates, bowls.So, I guess you swap one issue for another! My husband has the solution, hand wash everything, he said with a giggle!

I only use Lemi-Shine detergent now
by: Peggy J

I've been using citric acid for over 35 years in various dishwashers in my hard water area. Originally I could only purchase it from my appliance store. I was so happy when the Lemi-Shine Booster became available in my local grocery story. When the detergent was added to their line, I immediately switched and trashed all my other dishwasher detergents. When each dishwasher "died" (as they always do), the interior on each was as clean and sparkling as when it was new. I've had both porcelain and stainless steel interiors and both have been beautiful. I only use Lemi-Shine detergent now and will continue to do so.

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