Hard Water

Water spots are caused by hard water which leaves deposits of minerals on the surface when the water evaporates.  Soft n Shine prevents this by removing the minerals from the water while the dishes wash.

Why is my water hard?

As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves small amounts of naturally occurring minerals. These minerals make your water hard, which means it doesn't rinse as well as soft water, and can result in a film left on the dishes. The minerals in hard water can also dry onto the surface of glassware, creating a cloudy film.

Image Credit: Kinetico Water Systems 

A Unique design

Relying on proven anionic resin technology, Soft n Shine's design allows it to capture and remove hard water minerals during the wash cycle, softening the water by up to 90% or more.  It's completely portable, easy to use and no changes to your plumbing or wiring are necessary.  This ecologically friendly device can be used in any dishwasher, be it in your home, camper or RV.

Soft n Shine

complete and ready to go to work

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  • Captures and removes hard water minerals.
  • Low cost ($0.02) per use.
  • Portable, reusable, easy to use
  • Use in any dishwasher, campers, RV's and other non-home environments
  • Lasts for up to 5 years
  • Uses no electricity
  • Based on proven anionic resin technology
  • No magnets or electric “miracle” devices that never seem to work
  • Ecologically friendly, uses up to 99% less salt than a typical whole housewater softener
How it works
  • Soft n Shine contains thousands of anionic resin beads designed to capture and hold on to hard water minerals such as calcium and iron
  • During the dishwashing cycle, water flows though Soft n Shine, and the resin beads grab the hard water minerals, removing them completely
  • After several uses, Soft n Shine requires recharging in a brine solution, which causes the beads to release the captured minerals, making it ready to start softening again
How to use it
  • Soft n Shine is recharged by placing it in a concentrated salt solution for 15 minutes
  • After recharging, its ready to go for 5 to 7 loads depending on water hardness
  • When it's time to wash dishes, just place it on the top rack of the dishwasher, on top of the dishes where it can receive a spray of water
  • As the dishwasher runs, the water flows through the Soft n Shine, which captures and removes hard water minerals that cause spots and scaling

Take a look at the instructions.

Soft n Shine Kit

(Requires access to 3d printer)

Nylon Mesh

Anionic Resin


Why get a kit
  • You can choose different colors or materials
  • You can customize the shape 
  • You save money
  • You have access to a 3D printer
Kit contents
  • Food quality 200 micron nylon mesh (2 pieces)
  • Enough anionic resin to make a standard size unit
  • Soft n Shine STL files
  • Complete instructions
You provide
  • 3D printer
  • Printer filament of your choice, we suggest A foodsafe filament
  • Adhesive and other misc items