Dishwasher Salt


Dishwasher salt is typically made of 100% sodium chloride with no other additives

Dishwasher salt has a larger particle size, allowing the salt to dissolve more slowly without blocking the fabric softener unit.

Its purpose is to reset the unit’s built-in water softener. Some dishwashers, feature water softener baskets filled with small resin balls. These resin balls absorb calcium and magnesium ions – two compounds commonly attributed to hard water stains – from the water, promoting clean, spot-free dishes.

The resin balls have a negative atomic charge and the dishwasher salt has a positive atomic charge. When dishwasher salt is used, the resin balls attract the sodium ions; thus, resetting the resin balls so they are more effective at absorbing calcium and magnesium ions in a process known as ion exchange.