Earth Friendly Wave® Auto Dishwasher Gel with Built in Rinse Aid -- 40 fl oz
terrible - leaves dishes with white/clear residue
I am appalled at how awful this detergent performs. Prior to trying this one, I was using a powder detergent from Trader Joe's. Ever since I switched to using this "high efficiency" liquid detergent, I have had to re-wash 75% of my plates & some top-rack items. This detergent does not clean the dishes! It leaves a residue on them that takes some scrubbing to get off. I even gave the detergent the benefit of the doubt and spent a solid hour cleaning my dishwasher, the residue left all over IT, and the 2 filters (even though it's a brand new GE dishwasher purchased in April 2014). It made no difference, as the dishes still came out with the film-y residue. I bought 2 bottles, and I hope I can return this awful product.
October 7, 2014
Best natural dishwasher detergent I've used.
I try different natural and eco friendly products, looking for best results with the best ingredients. I find this is gets my dishes sparkling clean. I do use white vinegar in the rinse agent port, even though is says there is a built in rinse aid. I like to use white vinegar down the drains to keep them clean and free of smells.
September 28, 2014
A good alternative to 7th Generation
I buy this when it goes on sale.
August 10, 2014
Will never buy again.
I thought i would give this a try, it works terrible. Dishes don't even look clean after every load. It leaves like a nasty film or food gunk instead of cleaning them.
June 4, 2014
Not successful in an older dishwasher
I generally like Earth Friendly Products but sadly this didn't work for me and my ancient washer. I had tried the older formula before without success but hoped the new formula would be better. This gel leaves my dishes slightly cloudy with a funny film. There are more particles of food than the chemical detergents even if I scrape and rinse. I have run cleaning cycles on the washer and use a natural rinse agent but it doesn't seem to matter. I gave it 3 stars because it is better than others I have tried but not comparable to Finish.
I have tried various different kinds of natural dishwasher detergents hoping to find something that would work but alas, I have come to think that if you have an older dishwasher, you have two choices. Chemicals or hand washing. I think this might work better for someone with a newer dishwasher.
May 24, 2014