How can you prevent your stainless steel cutlery from getting blue and yellow streaks in the dishwasher?

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I live in an area where there are a lot of salts in the water. Perhaps that is one of the causes; I don't have the scientific knowledge to confirm that. My problem seemed worse if I used the Sani-Rinse or the Steam options so, obviously, the combo (salts, detergent, & extreme heat) had an adverse effect. I also sometimes wonder if there is enough water circulating to do a good job. What I do know is that when I switched from the powder detergent (Cascade) to the gel (Electrosol) & stuck with Hi-Temp Scrub, I got an all-around cleaner load, not just the cutlery. Perhaps different detergents contain different elements which react with the local water salts & really mess with our dishwashers. If that the case, I guess one has to experiment with various brands. Or possibly, the gel causes more turbidity & fools the sensor into thinking that the load is dirtier so it takes in more water; I don't know. All I know is that I saw quite an improvement when I switched. It's not perfect but much improved. A note of caution: My sister who lives 600 miles away, in the country & had no water softener was using a gel & gummed up her dishwasher to the point where it wouldn't run. She has since gotten a water softener, cleaned up the dishwasher (had to take the thing apart, soak & scrub...took days) & all is well now. She has a 22 yr old Maytag & I envy the sparkle of her glasses & flatware. Being the pessimist that I am, I do one load with the gel & one or two with the powder to make sure I don't gum things up. I found that wiping with lemon juice (or any form of citric acid) on a cloth gets rid of that bluish colour on the flatware & the tub (stainless steel) without any scrubbing. I haven't tried just throwing some in the dishwasher or sink & soaking; that might work too.
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