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Glisten Dishwasher Magic
Glisten® Dishwasher Magic intensively removes lime, rust, grease, and other build-up that affects your dishwasher’s cleaning effectiveness over time. Unlike other machine cleaners, Glisten cleans and disinfects* from even the hidden areas. Keep your machine clean, fresh and maintained!
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Product Name:  Glisten Dishwasher Magic® Machine Cleaner and Disinfectant

What it is Glisten Dishwasher Magic:  
Glisten Dishwasher Magic is a dishwasher cleaner, deodorizer and disinfectant that helps extend the life and performance of your dishwasher by removing lime, calcium, iron, soap scum, grease and other build-up left behind from regular use that affects your machine's performance. As the only EPA-registered dishwasher cleaner, Glisten® Dishwasher Magic cleans, freshens, maintains, extending the life of your dishwasher. 

How it Works:  
Dishwasher Magic is specifically formulated to surround the build-up and hard water impurities so it can easily be removed from the water jets, tubes and pipes. By opening up these blockages, water will appropriately circulate through the machine enabling your dishwasher to give your dishes their best possible cleaning.

How Often to Use:  
Manufacturers recommend using Glisten Dishwasher Magic monthly to optimize the cleaning power of your appliance. 

Non-Compatible Surfaces/Materials:  
Dishwasher Magic can be used on all types of dishwashers.

Precautions and Safety:

  • Do not mix with chlorine bleach or any other product as harmful fumes may result
  • Do not mix with other chemicals
  • Never return spills in original containers for re-use
  • Do not use with dishware inside the machine
  • Avoid contact with eyes and skin
  • Do not ingest product
  • Keep out of reach of children

EPA/Design for the Environment (DfE) recognition does not constitute endorsement of this product. The DfE logo signifies that the formula for this product, as Summit Brands has represented it to the EPA, contains ingredients with more positive human health and environmental characteristics than conventional products of the same type. EPA/DfE relies solely on Summit Brands, its integrity and good faith, for information on the composition, ingredients, and attributes of this product. EPA/DfE has not independently identified, that is, via chemical analysis, the ingredients in the product formula, nor evaluated any of Summit Brands' non-ingredient claims. EPA/DfE provides its evaluation only as to the product’s human health and environmental characteristics, as specified in the DfE Standard and based on currently available information and scientific understanding.

For more information on the Design for the Environment Antimicrobial Program, visit

Dishwasher Magic is a limited disinfectant against gram-negative bacteria Eschericha coli (ATCC-11229) and Salmonella choleraesus (ATCC-10708).
EPA Registration No.9902-2
EPA Establishment No. 075371-IN-003
EPS Establishment No. 52379-MI-002

Dishwasher Magic  CAS#
Water 7732-18-5
Citric Acid 77-92-9
Nonionic surfactant Proprietary
Fragrance (ingredients may include those
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For more product information, see our SDS 


What exactly does Dishwasher Magic® do in a dishwasher?
Dishwasher Magic® cleans the food oils, minerals, and soap build-up away from the filter screen, pump and jets. This build-up starves the pump of the water supply needed to effectively clean the dishes.

The bottle claims it disinfects, what does Dishwasher Magic® disinfect against?
Dishwasher Magic® is an effective disinfectant against Salmonella (gram-negative bacteria).

Does Dishwasher Magic® dissolve limescale?
Limescale is insoluble in water and is resistant to the normal alkaline detergents used in dishwashing machines. The solution in Dishwasher Magic® increases the solubility of limescale and dissolves the soap scum and any food oils or greases left over from normal operation. These are then flushed away by the normal rinsing actions of the dishwasher.

Where can I buy Dishwasher Magic®
As for all of our products, it is best to contact the retailer for availability before going to the store for purchase. Visit our WHERE TO BUY page to locate a store near you. How do I use Dishwasher Magic®

How often should I use Dishwasher Magic®?
Dishwasher Magic® is recommended once per month to control of build-up.

Why do I need to use Dishwasher Magic® every month?
When you run your dishwasher the heating element inside keeps the water at an average temperature of 125+ degrees Fahrenheit depending on make and model. The food oils (grease) and particles that are being removed from the dishes combine with the hot water and detergent. Soap, grease and limescale begin climbing to the filter screen, starving the pump and spray arms of the velocity and quantity of water necessary to adequately clean your dishes.

As build-up increases, the cleaning performance of the dishwasher is impaired because water is no longer effectively circulated to the cleaning jets. Of course, the amount of build-up will depend on how often you use your dishwasher, how dirty your dishes are, and how hard your water is. To ensure optimal performance, we recommend monthly use of Dishwasher Magic®.

Is Dishwasher Magic® easy to use?
This revolutionary product is very easy to use. It can be summed-up in one phrase: Drop it in, turn it on, it's all gone.

If Dishwasher Magic® does not fit in my silverware basket; where else can I put the bottle?
Dishwasher Magic® is designed to fit all standard size silverware baskets. However, if your basket does not accommodate the bottle, you can still use this product. The bottle must be placed upside-down on your lower dish rack. Use a rubber band wound around the bottle and the prongs on your dish rack to hold it in place during the cycle.

Can I leave some of my dishes in the dishwasher while I run Dishwasher Magic®?
Dishwasher Magic® is intended for cleaning the dishwasher only. We do not recommend leaving dishes in the dishwasher while running Dishwasher Magic®

Is Dishwasher Magic® safe for my septic system?
Yes. Dishwasher Magic® will not harm septic systems, plumbing, or the appliance in any way.

Is Dishwasher Magic® safe for the environment?
Yes. All the ingredients in Dishwasher Magic® are natural and the bottle is recyclable.

Can I use this product with the new stainless steel dishwashers?
Yes, Dishwasher Magic® will clean your stainless steel to a lovely shine.

The wax plug will not melt, now what?
The water in the dishwasher needs to reach at least 125 degrees Fahrenheit to melt the wax plug. If the wax is not melting, the water in the dishwasher is not getting hot enough. Try running the faucet closest to the dishwasher (most likely the kitchen sink) until the water runs hot, then begin dishwasher so the unit is filling with hot water from the start. If the problem continues, check your water heater to be sure it is set at the proper temperature (this temperature is recommended to effectively clean your dishes).

When I ran my dishwasher the solution never came out of the bottle. Did I do something wrong?
It can be any of the following reasons:
1. Did you remove the cap? 2. All dishwasher manufacturers' state in the owner's manual that the dishwasher must be connected to a hot water supply. Run the hot water in the sink closest to the dishwasher until the water runs hot. Check the water temperature coming out of the faucet. The water should be at least 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Have a qualified person raise the water temperature on your water heater until the water coming out of the faucet reaches 125 degrees Fahrenheit. 3. The heating element in your dishwasher is not coming on due to a timer problem, bad sensor or bad heating element. Before using Dishwasher Magic® again you should call your local appliance service center.

Is Dishwasher Magic® Kosher?
While Dishwasher Magic® does not have kosher supervision; there is nothing in the product that will render it not Kosher.

Doesn't the dishwasher clean itself?
Nope! Every time you run your dishwasher hard water, detergents and food oils build-up on the heating element, pump, hoses and filters, and interior surfaces of the appliance. Manufacturers universally recommend that owners clean the appliance, but no solutions exists that make this process as convenient, safe and effective as Dishwasher Magic.

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By: Catherine hodgdon
March 30, 2014
i just want everyone to know what an awesome product this is!  i was so bummed when i noticed my dishwasher was so brown and time with glisten and it looks brand new....thank goodness for such a wonderful product!   Please send any coupons if you can Glisten...will tell everyone about this product!!
By: Judy McClain
April 22, 2014
I have used Dishwasher Magic for several years. I live in a city with hard water, and my glasses develop a film. One day I decided to leave the glasses in the dishwater while I ran the cleaner. I was amazed. Glasses looked like new. I'm sure this is not something you intend customers to do, but I now leave glasses in every time I clean with your product. Thanks. 
By: Kathleen g.
May 6, 2014
Didn't know a cleaner was necessary until my dishwasher began to smell. I purchased GLISTEN DISHWASHER MAGIC from Publix used it immediately and it is truly magic.   The interior shines, the smell is gone and the racks slide in and out perfectly. Truly a great product and MADE IN THE USA.
By: Mary Jocums
May 14, 2014
Plug would not melt even when water heater set very high. Third try: waited for main wash and dumped Glisten into bottom of washer. Washer definitely cleaner, but still some white "wash" on upper spray arms and rack and some residue visible in spray holes. Our water is very hard. Will reserve judgment until use of second bottle.
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