Product Review: Lemi Shine

Awhile back on Pioneer Woman I read about a dishwasher detergent called Lemi-Shine. I emailed the company to ask for a trial size to see if it might be the answer in our battle against hard water spotting on our glasses. This was back when we were having all our dishwasher woes, and by the time the sample arrived (thanks, Envirocon!) my dishwasher was truly broken. Then it took awhile before we bit the bullet and bought a new one. But finally we’ve had the chance to try the Lemi-Shine.

Granted, we are using it with a brand new, very nice dishwasher, so maybe it is not as tough a trial as it would have been with the old one. But it does seem to work extremely well. According to the literature, it is supposed to prevent hard water buildup in your dishwasher, and I am hopeful that it will help extend the life of the dishwasher because of that. If you are having issues with your dishwasher and hard water, you might want to check it out too.


  1. I am a firm believer in lemi-shine. It has saved us buying new glasses. We thought the old ones were ruined, but lemi-shine saved the day. We have told our friends about it, and now know lots of people who use this product.


  2. Lemi-Shine is a MUST in this house. Our city’s water is incredibly hard, I mean white dust like deposits on the silverwear “hard”, and Lemi-Shine is the only product that keeps this from happening for me. I love it! If I run out of it, I don’t use the dishwasher- that simple 🙂

  3. We’ve been using Lemi-Shine in our house for 2 mos. now. And, it’s made a HUGE difference. Even the drinking glasses which used to be ‘foggy’ are now clear. I’m a firm believer in that product.

  4. I agree–it’s good stuff!

  5. I. LOVE. Lemi-Shine!!! I’ve been using it for a long time now and it does a great job on the dishes as well as the dishwasher. We have hard water (15lbs of rock when tested) and I can’t imagine washing without it now that I’ve used it so long. I keep two in the cabinet just incase I run out before getting back to the store. It’s that good!

  6. I have heard that placing a cupful of white vinegar in the dishwasher on occasion and running it through the rinse cycle alone will help with the hard water issues.

    I have done it a couple of times but don’t know if it really helped or not since our hard water wasn’t actually causing any specific problems at the time. I do know that it did wonders for making my coffee maker run like-new again. I’ve heard it works with humidifiers too but I don’t know how to do that since I don’t want to be breathing vinegar fumes!

    I have never noticed the lemi-shine but I will look for it. Sounds like your readers enjoy it.

  7. I LOVE LEMI SHINE!!! This is a wonderful product I live in a small town called Limestone and we have very hard water because of it…so my father in law bought some thought i would try it out and now every time i go to unload the dishwasher I just saw WOW cause the dishes look new again!!! Now more cloudy dishes for me!!!


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