The CLR formula is in partnership with the US EPA, (Environmental Protection Agency), we don’t even wear plastic gloves when we use it, and there is no odor at all.
I remove all dishes and flatware so the dishwasher is empty; however, I leave all the dishwasher racks inside to receive a cleaning. I start the dishwasher and let it run for 2 or 3 minutes, until the water at bottom is about 1/3 to ½ full. Then I add ½ cup of CLR to the water at the bottom, and let the dishwasher run a full cycle to clean. When the dishwasher has finished, I use a toothpick to clean out any dried up debris that may still be in the spin blade holes. Then I run the dishwasher a second time, to wash away any leftover CLR, because I don’t want any residue when I clean our dishes. Although the result is not perfect, it’s still about 80-85% better, which is very satisfactory for our old machine.
Although CLR does not make anything brand-new, it does revive our minor plumbing and drainage issues. It also requires some additional scrubbing, and sometimes a second application for even better results on the tougher stained items and on things that have a heavy mineral deposit build-up. However, we have not found any other cleaning solvent for these issues that works better.
In conclusion, CLR removes most rust marks and the calcium/mineral deposits, so we do not need to spend extra money to replace the things that still work well."}">