Our water is mildly hard, not hard enough to make a whole-house water softener
necessary. The only place where it's necessary is the dish washer.
Our dishwasher (Miele) has a built-in water softener which works great.
However, the salt the thing needs is getting a bit hard to obtain locally.
I've always wondered whether it was possible to use bulk water softener (WS)
salt rather than the "special salt" the manual refers to. The "special salt"
(a european brand "SOMA", not made by the DW manufacturer) comes in "single
load" boxes (last about 2-3 months), and is quite expensive compared to bulk
Right now obtaining SOMA salt is at least a 2 hour shopping trip.
Salt is salt, more or less. You'd think. Does anyone know if it's possible
to use bulk WS salt in these units? I'd guess that the premium stuff (refined to
have less dirt and crud) would be best, but I'd like to hear a more expert opinion.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
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