Well.....I have been busy concocting aqnd I think I might have this as perfect as it is gonna get...Many trials have put a nasty film on my glasses, food did not come off, and well.....5o trys later (that is an exaggeration!) I am so close...I think this is a keeper :)
so without further adieu...here is the recipe....
In a plastic container with a firmly fitting lid, mix:
1 cup borax (20-Mule-Team Borax, available in any supermarket)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup pickling salt (don't use regular, it does not work the same, use pickling or kosher)
1/2 cup lemishine( I found this at Publix, there is a picture for you to see what it is below. If you cannot find it, citric acid will work also...but this works better..... )
1 cup cascade (I will add 1 1/2 cups maybe next time) (I used Cascade regular, may try Cascade Complete when this box runs out)
put all of it in the container, shake it up.
To use, put 2 tablespoons into one of the cups of your dishwasher. I use the regular or water saver cycle thus saving even more money.
On average, it looks like this is about 11 cents a load compared with Cascade (regular) at 28 cents a load. Or Cascade complete at 40 cents a load!
enjoy! let me know how it works for you!