A new survey commissioned by FINISH revealed that pre-rinsing dishes and loading the dishwasher are considered the least enjoyable activities when preparing a meal. Eighty percent of respondents said they wished they had ways to shorten the amount of time spent cleaning up after a meal without sacrificing quality.
Ceci Carmichael, chef and former host of Food Network’s Calling All Cooks and Good Food Fast, knows that moms are always looking for modern tools to update their kitchen routine. Ceci recommends these tips:
Arm Yourself with Apps: Smartphone applications, like on the Apple iPhone®, can be functional as well as entertaining. Many have been developed to solve even the toughest of kitchen quandaries. For instance, there are apps that do kitchen measurement conversions and apps with fast, healthy recipes. So whether you need a revolutionary new way to calculate conversions, or to get a leg-up on your meal plans, download a few to have on hand.
Upgrade to Hands-Free Appliances: Everyone wishes they had a third hand in the kitchen. Bring your kitchen into the 21st century by replacing old appliances with new, touch-less appliances. There are paper towel dispensers and trash cans that are activated with the wave of a hand, and sink faucets that turn on with the tap of an elbow.
Automate Kitchen Clean-Up: With all dishwashing detergents changing to phosphate-free formulations, now is the time to change your routine and try the new revolutionary FINISH Quantumatic. The innovative and effortless new system transforms the kitchen clean-up routine by eliminating the need for pre-rinsing.
Chore Lists of the Future: Don’t count on sticky notes or verbal instructions for your family. Use a fridge magnet that records videos to leave detailed, visual instructions on what to clean and how to cook.
FINISH QUANTUMATIC™ is a revolutionary new dishwasher detergent dispenser and refill system that delivers the performance power of QUANTUM™ automatically for 12 washes. FINISH QUANTUMATIC™ helps users experience satisfaction and confidence in knowing that dishes will be clean the first time, every time – even without pre-rinsing. With all dishwashing detergents changing to phosphate-free formulations, now is the time to change your routine and try this innovative dishwashing system.
FINISH JET-DRY TURBO DRY provides superior drying compared to detergent alone. Sometimes dishes come out of the dishwasher wet or with spots. Wouldn’t it be great to have dry dishes right out of the dishwasher, with no more towel-drying? FINISH® JET-DRY® TURBO DRY is a type of dishwasher additive—a Drying Agent—that is specifically engineered to give you amazingly dry cutlery, glass, and even plastic items. Simply fill your rinse agent dispenser with FINISH® JET-DRY® TURBO DRY and it will be automatically released in the rinse cycle every time your dishwasher runs.
I have wondered before why there wasn’t a product like the Finish Quantumatic, I mean something that stays in the dishwasher and automatically dispenses detergent sounds awesome to me. I have been known to forget to add the detergent all together or I overfill it and have a soapy residue on my dishes, this way a pre-measure amount automatically dispenses. We also run the dishwasher in my house maybe two times a week so this product is going to last us six weeks at least!
Yes it is a little expensive the first time you buy it ($9.99) but that is because it comes with the dispenser and refill, after that you can get a refill 2-pack for 24 washes for $10.99. So basically for us at least, the refills that cost $10.99 would last me 3 months, which is only about $4 a month, which is definitely reasonable to me. (There is also a refill 3-pack to save even more!) For the peace of mind that I using a high-quality product and I don’t have to worry about forgetting or overfilling, this product is one of my favorites!
I have used the Finish Quantumatic combined with Finish Jet-Dry Turbo Dry for four dishwasher loads so far and I am impressed. It definitely has some cleaning power in them and does leave my dishes pretty spotless (I did have a few crusted dishes but I don’t think that could have been helped due to what was on them.) We also pretty much never pre-rinse so I think this product is definitely working hard in there! What is nice too is that as I am loading my dishwasher the Finish Quantumatic has an intelligent counter on top that shows the number of washes left and indicates when it needs to be changed out. I would definitely recommend the Finish Quantamtic and Jet Dry, as well as all the other Finish products which I have had positive experiences with in the past!
BUY IT: The SRP for Turbo Dry 6.76oz in the Grocery Channel is $4.49 and in Mass (Wal-Mart/TGT) is $3.59. The suggested retail price for a Finish Quantumatic dispenser and refill with12 washes is $9.99; a refill 2 pack with 24 washes is $10.99; a refill 3 pack with 36 washes is $15.49.
GIVEAWAY: (1) winner will receive a FINISH Quantumatic and Jet-Dry Turbo Dry.