I posted a few weeks ago about making your own laundry detergent. Now I’ve been after dishwasher detergent. There’s a great web site called “Dollar Stretcher” and they have some recipes for home-made dishwasher detergent.
You just put one tablespoon Borax and one tablespoon baking soda in the detergent compartment. For “add rinse agent” put in white vinegar.
Similarly, you can “stretch” your existing dishwasher detergent with the 1/2 borax, 1/2 soda mixture if you really like something about your detergent.
Let me know what you think if you try this out. I haven’t yet, but will be trying it as soon as I run out of my Cascade.