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Re: Dishwasher Tablets
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2012, 03:25:03 am »
Anyone know where you can buy citric acid in larger quantities than those 125g tubs?

An online soap supply shop perhaps?  Maybe MJ would know a good place.
Or maybe Gaganis Brothers would have large packets of food grade citric acid.  They have huge packets of everything!
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2012, 05:44:44 am »
Thanks Katie.  I have sent them an email asking for size and price and will then compare it with Foodland - it would have to be cheaper in bulk though.
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Re: Dishwasher Tablets
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2012, 11:30:14 am »
Heard back from Gaganis Katie  - "we do sell Citric Acid in 25kgs which is in stock at the moment at $76.30 a bag".   I don't think I will need that much LOL
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Re: Dishwasher Tablets
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2012, 11:57:13 am »
hhmm 25kg might be slightly more than you were after  ;D
If you do want it, I'll come with you to help you carry it!

There are much smaller packets available on ebay, or maybe a place like Goodies & Grains in the Central market may have some.
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Re: Dishwasher Tablets
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2012, 12:34:41 pm »
Judy,  I also find that the cost of the Citric Acid is the issue with this recipe.  I haven't been able to buy it for less.

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« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2012, 01:01:20 pm »
Would be good to be able to but citric acid in 1kg bags. 25 might be a bit much lol :)
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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2012, 01:09:50 pm »
There is quiet a bit of citric acid available on eBay. You can buy 400g for around $11
Or 2 kg for about $23.
I guess buying baking soda in bulk would be a good idea as well.
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Re: Dishwasher Tablets
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2012, 01:15:12 pm »
I think costing and researching the ingredients is the answer - thanks for your input girls.
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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2012, 03:38:28 am »
Greenliving Australia also have citric acid for cheesemaking so I'm assuming that anywhere that sells cheesemaking supplies would probably have it.  I am pretty sure I have also seen bags of it at the greek deli that I go to.  Hopefully I'll be going there on Saturday so I'll have a look.

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« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2012, 03:41:39 am »
I also read last night that it is available in beer making shops - have one of those not too far away so will pop in there next time I am passing and check it out.  It is just around the corner from a swimming pool shop where I read on here that bi-carb can be purchased in bulk too. 
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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2012, 03:51:32 am »
Campbells cash and carry have "bulk" bicarb if you need it as well....I think it is in 1kg or 2kg bags (sorry I don't remember).  I buy it for cleaning and my husband steals it to put in the pool and the spa (except for the time that he didn't read the label on the bag and put my baking powder in the spa instead....neither the spa or I were happy).

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« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2012, 04:05:35 am »
you can buy bulk bi carb at swimming pool shops. That's what I do.
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« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2012, 06:37:05 am »
That's probably where I heard it from then Robyn  ;)
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Re: Dishwasher Tablets
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2012, 03:53:41 am »
Just made some phone calls re citric acid and sodium bi-carbonate.
 
Jalun pool supplies 4 kgs sodium bi-carbonate $20
                            1 kg citric acid $15.95

Goodies & Grain as suggested by Katie in the Adelaide Central market sell it loose @ $6.95 per kg - best price I could find apart from the 25kg bags from Garganis Bros which works out at just over $3 a kg.  I don't think I will live long enough to use that much though  ;D

Robyn (or anyone), how do these prices compare with what you are paying?
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Re: Dishwasher Tablets
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2012, 08:15:03 am »
Lol stacelee..

I have a question about hard water. Are any of you in very hard water areas?

And what about streaky glasses that go milky?

I use good housekeeping tested dishwasher tabs from Aldi as the cheapest and their washing powder tablets too.

DD insists on buying persil still.

Am going to try making the washing powder but am not sure about this one for the reasons stated above.