“My mother-in-law buys these tablets even if she doesn’t have a dishwasher: thanks to her trick, I also took 1 pack for the whole year! »

Dishwasher tablets are used to degrease, clean and shine containers and everyday utensils. But did you know that these little tablets can also help you with more than one household task? They’re scary for dissolving dirt, but can be used for a variety of household purposes as long as you know the right tricks. Here are 7 you can’t live without!

D-System fans know that home care doesn’t necessarily require an abundance of products for effective cleaning. Thanks to versatile ingredients, it is entirely possible to restore shine to dirty surfaces while limiting the excessive use of chemicals that can harm the environment. The tips shared by experienced housewives that we present to you in this article are an excellent replacement for classic household cleaners and only require one ingredient: dishwasher tablets.

Here are 7 uses of these small colored tablets to simplify your daily life:

1. To eliminate bad smells from the washing machine

washing machine

Moisture, contamination, detergent buildup… the washing machine can release bad odors without proper maintenance. Luckily, there is a very effective trick to help. To do this, you need 2 dishwasher tablets, which you  insert into the drum of your washing machine. Then run an empty wash cycle and enjoy surprising results!

2. Degrease kitchen walls

kitchen wall

  This trick from System D is ideal for removing grease residue stuck to   kitchen walls. And it also works for pencil or pen marks that can stain the walls of your home. To do this, simply mix a tablet with hot water. Then soak a cloth in the mixture and rub gently until the stains disappear.

3. Find a baking pan like new

baking pan

If the result can please the taste buds of the whole family, preparing a cake is not without inconveniences, especially when it comes to cleaning the baking pan. The latter can lose its shine due to wear and tear, and there are also residues that crust over over time and are difficult to remove. Fortunately, there are solutions that can overcome this problem. The trick:  Fill your mold with hot water and place a tablet in it  . Leave on overnight and rinse off the next morning. You will see that your container is as clean as when you bought it!

4. To combat pipe odors

Dishwasher tablet

Whether it is the kitchen, the toilets or the bathroom, it is essential to  maintain your pipes to avoid inconveniences   that require the intervention of a professional. The trick for this is very simple: place a tablet in the siphon and slowly pour 1 liter of boiling water over it. This will dissolve the tablet to eliminate residue and facilitate evacuation. For best effect, finish this process by rinsing everything with white vinegar.

5. To clean the oven


Oven cleaners that remove grease, but also corrosive and irritating ones, must be treated with caution. If you do not choose 100% ecological products, you can use a dishwasher tablet that has effective properties to achieve the same results.  To do this, simply dissolve this multi-purpose tablet   in a bowl of water that you have previously boiled. Once the mixture is lukewarm, soak a microfiber cloth in it and rub the surfaces you want to clean. Leave on for 15 minutes, then wipe off with a clean cloth. The result: a sparkling clean oven!

6. To revive the whiteness of clothes

Whiteness of clothing

White clothing is  sometimes difficult to remove and requires effective ingredients to restore its shine. For this purpose, add a tablet to your laundry before starting the usual machine wash cycle. The latter becomes blindingly white and the spots are gone! But be careful,   this trick only applies to white fabrics.  Colored laundry may become discolored.

7. To clean the toilets

Toilet maintenance

Recommended by cleaning professionals, this tip is ideal for cleaning your toilet with ease. The principle: Before going to bed,  throw a dishwasher tablet into the tank and leave it to work all night. The next day, just flush the toilet. This not only removes limescale residues, but also descales the bowl!