Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Free & Clear -- 2.62 lbs
Disappointing is not a strong enough word
In our commitment to the environment, we used 7th Gen dishwasher gel for more than a year with miserable results that we attributed to our hard and acidic water. When our kids came home for a visit and saw that we were essentially washing the dishes before putting them in the machine, they found a "regular" product at the grocery store :-O that made my jaw drop.
The 7th G apparently didn't soften our hard water enough so dishes were always covered in film. Glasses and flatware looked extremely uninviting. When we had company, we always washed already-"clean" glasses by hand before folks arrived.
Whatever is supposed to remove "stuck on" food didn't remove even light residue left after scraping, rinsing and brushing -- even if we ran the washer immediately. We wasted gallons of water with every load. Essentially, our dishwasher became a sanitizer instead of a washer.
Despite using a rinse aid consistently and deep-cleaning the dishwasher regularly, the inside of the dishwasher also looked awful all the time - streaked, spotted, loaded with calc. It was a new high-end machine that gave us bottom-or-the-chart results.
The grocery-store product actually CLEANS the dishes! We scrape, load and wash -- or wait and wash later. Either way, the dishes come out clean, flatware is spotless, glasses look perfect. I have my fingers crossed that it will reverse the damage we probably did to our pipes by using 7th G gel for far too long.
October 20, 2014
Love this stuff!
I've been using 7th generation dish and laundry products and have had great results. This gets my dishes clean and because they don't have some of the bigger offending chemicals I feel better. I, unlike many, am seriously repulsed by the over-use of fragrance in every product imaginable. It's tough to find anything that doesn't have some sort of smelly perfume in it. I don't think most people realize that it's rather toxic stuff. When I discovered the free and clear line 7th generation offers I was thrilled!!
September 18, 2014
Does the job and there is no evil chemical smell from the dishwasher.
August 23, 2014
Left a film on our dishes
This detergent left a visible film on our dishes. We suffered through the whole bottle and I was almost ready to go back to Cascade when I decided to try Ecover based on reviews, which leaves our dishes crystal clear and clean.
August 3, 2014
does a great job
My dishes are clean, they don't have any unwanted scents, and it comes straight to my door instead of me having to go to the store.
March 24, 2014