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Jet-Dry Rinse Agent

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Jet-Dry Rinse Agent
 
3.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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3.0

Does it really do anything?

By 

from USA

Comments about Jet-Dry Rinse Agent:

I'm really not sure about this product. It claims that it will help dishes come out cleaner and reduce water spots. Its supposed to be really great for wine glasses to prevent spotting (which drives me nuts). I just can't really tell if it makes that much of a difference. My wine glasses still have water spots on them when I use this, but I think they may be slightly reduced. When I forget to refill the dishwasher I do not notice right away, which you think I would if it really did make a huge difference. This stuff is expensive and the bottle does not last for as many washes as it claims. I'm kind of up in the air about this product. I think it does help with water spots, but not enough to make me sure that it is worth the price tag. The good news is it really can't hurt, so you might as well try it out and see. It is possible it could work better in a different dishwasher. But for now I'm going back to hand washing wine glasses.

 
5.0

good product.

By 

from USA

Comments about Jet-Dry Rinse Agent:

We got a new dishwasher about 3 years ago, and it has a nice little compartment for Jet dry (like most dishwashers do), but ours has a handy little dial that lets us choose how much the dishwasher uses per load. This makes our Jet Dry last a little longer than it used to in our old dishwasher.

I like how Jet Dry leaves my dishes nice and shiny, and doesn't leave a film behind. I like to buy the big bottle at the local warehouse store, because it seems to have at least four refills in it. While the small bottles at the grocery store only have about two refills.

The price at the warehouse stores are a little high, but since it lasts more than twice as long, it is worth the expense.

I don't think it is necessary to use this in the dishwasher, especially since most dishwasher detergents now include some kind of "Powerball" with a rinse aid in it. But the little extra boost from the liquid rinse aid is appreciated.

 
3.0

Reduces water spots, but so does vinegar

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from USA

Comments about Jet-Dry Rinse Agent:

My husband and I always run our dishwasher on the "Delicate/Econo" setting (warm wash, cold rinse, then air dry), which leaves our glassware with tons of water spots. Wanting our dishes to look and feel clean when they come out of the dishwasher, we bought a bottle of Jet-Dry Power & Free Rinse Agent. We found that, while it reduced the number of water spots (especially on glass mixing bowls, baking pans and other larger objects), it still left plenty on our drinking glasses and smaller glass items. Also, although the Power & Free variant has fewer harsh chemicals than the regular Jet-Dry Rinse Agent, we decided that we really didn't want even gentler ones on our clean dishes.

After reading about using vinegar as an alternative rinse agent, we gave that a try and found it to work nearly as well as Jet-Dry Rinse Agent. Given that it's much cheaper and more natural, we've decided that vinegar is a better choice for us.

 
3.0

Not worth the money

By 

from USA

Comments about Jet-Dry Rinse Agent:

I was having trouble with my dishes coming out clean and without a filmy residue so I decided to try Jet Dry in my dishwasher. (I later found out this was a problem with the dishwasher, not my dishwashing powder.) The Jet Dry rinse aid was not worth the money in my opinion. The positive thing with the rinse aid was that it was easy to use. Just fill up the compartment every so often and forget it. When I poured it in and started up the dishwasher, I was eager to see how it turned out. After a cycle, I did not see any noticeable difference in my dishes. They were still a bit filmy and the water droplets were still dried on in spots. That was the last Jet Dry I bought. I did use up the bottle, but I had lost confidence in the product. Since the problem did turn out to be my dishwasher, I should probably have tried the rinse aid in a better dishwasher, but I cannot bring myself to spend the money on it.

 
3.0

Jet Dry Rinse Agent Might Make a Difference

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from Houston, TX

Comments about Jet-Dry Rinse Agent:

Dishwashers are great, but depending on the machine, water hardness, and other factors, it is common to find spots on the dishes, making them look less clean than they really are. One product that was made to fight this problem is **Jet Dry Rinse Agent**, a liquid agent added to a special dispenser in most dishwashers.

**Cleaner Facts and Commentary:**

Jet Dry Rinse Agent is a liquid product added to the dishwasher to prevent spotting. It is supposed to help fight spots through its sheeting action, which is like a way of smoothing out the water so that it forms a flat sheet and doesn’t separate into small bits, which then dry and form spots. It also helps to eliminate residue from your dishwasher detergent, which can also cause spots.

In concept, this sounds like a great idea but from my experience, Jet Dry Rinse Agent doesn’t work as well as it claims. If I pull a glass (glasses are the item with the most noticeable spotting problem, in my experience) from the dishwasher after using Jet Dry, I can still see some spots. There is only a slight difference between this and not using any rinsing agent at all.

**My Bottom Line:**

Jet Dry Rinse Agent is fairly inexpensive on a per- load basis, but its abilities are a little exaggerated. If spotting is a really bad problem, then Jet Dry Rinse Agent might make a more noticeable difference. For others, there is very little change and even though the price per load is cheap, it still may end up as wasted money. Try it, and see for yourself but don’t be surprised if the results are not what you expected.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Leaves a great shine!

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from In the sun, FL

Comments about Jet-Dry Rinse Agent:

I have used Jet Dry Rinse Agent for many years, and love it. Leaves my dishes free of water spots, and the film that you sometimes find on glasses. Its easy to use, just add to your rinse compartment on your dishwasher, and it does the rest of the job. You are left with sparkling dishes. It is not expensive, and if you are tired of battling water spots, and glasses that have lost their sparkle, you need to give this a try.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Wow what a difference Jet Dry made

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from Shreveport, LA

Comments about Jet-Dry Rinse Agent:

Wow, Jet Dry made such a huge difference. I have got to say I am very impressed by it.  My dishes have been coming out with water and soap spots on all of them. I pretty much would have to wash them twice. My boyfriend told me like three different times you need to get Jet Dry. I've never used it before and just thought it was my dishwasher that was broke or breaking. I was about to have a service man come out and look at it. Then about a week ago I was shopping looking for dishwashing detergent and right in front of me was Jet Dry. I said well it's worth the try. Plus, it's very inexpensive. I came home, that evening and couldn't wait to prove my boyfriend wrong and say that it was the dishwasher broken. Well, to my surprise I opened the dishwasher prepared to rinse everything off, but they were so clean and sparkling. I was shocked and could not believe the difference that it had made. I will from here on out be a loyal customer. I'm happy with it.

 
1.0

Jet dry solid rinse

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from Jackson, NJ

Comments about Jet-Dry Rinse Agent:

I don't have a place to put the liquid rinse so I use the solid.

It never dissolved so I took it out and noticed mold spots. I had to rinse all my dishes with bleach to disinfect them, the company could only say 'this has never happened before'. I am trying to find another brand on line. It isn't easy.

In the past I have used the liquid but now I'm wodering how good was that product?

 
2.0

Not Really Working

By 

from Saint Peters, MO

Comments about Jet-Dry Rinse Agent:

We recently moved from a tiny, tiny house with no dishwasher to a house that has a dishwasher.  I was thrilled, extremely excited!  Before we even moved into the house, I was buying dishwasher stuff.  I started out using the typical all in one pouch that should take care of everything, but my dishes all had spots.  So, after a few weeks, I went to the store to get the Jet Dry Rinse Agent.  After about ten dishloads, I have noticed very little, to zero difference in the spottiness in my dishes.  I basically have to take out the dishes as soon as they are done rinsing and hand dry them if I don't want spots.

To be fair, we do live in a very hard water area.  I have no idea what they are but there is some magnet system attached to all out basement pipes that we were told acts as a water softener, however, I doubt magnets work the magic the previous owners were told they would.

Bottom Line...Jet-Dry Rinse Agent has not worked for us.  I just wish I could find something that would work better in my dish washer to aid in getting my dishes clean AND spot free.

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