Dishwasher Detergent

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I've been using Cascade liquid for a long time, but last time I bought it I didn't realize I was picking up some type of scent (orange, maybe) and it's so strong I could actually taste it on our plates, utensils, cups, etc. Yesterday I picked up some Cascade with Dawn that are the little packets and I swear I can still smell something. Shouldn't my dishes just be...clean? I don't like the idea of all this chemical crap so I thought I'd so a little survey and see what everyone else uses and how they like it. I use Shaklee all purpose cleaner concentrate for general house cleaning so next time I order I may try their dishwasher powder.

So, what do you use?




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I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
The litte Cascade gelcaps/pods whatever.

Are you pregnant by any chance? Bc that is the only time I noticed the scents of that stuff.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
We use the Finish power ball tablet things. I'd prefer a more natural alternative, but nothing we've found works as well, so we've stuck with these.
I use Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs. I can usually smell it but not taste it.

Are you sure your dishwasher is doing a good enough job of rinsing your dishes?
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It's definitely washing great, much better than the old raggedy washer at our last place. This is a brand new and really nice washer so that's not the issue.

I think the one I recently bought with the Dawn doesn't really smell that strong, I just took a big whiff when I opened the door after being SO aware of the last stuff being awful. Just ate lunch off a plate from that load and the issue with tasting something funky is definitely gone.

For anyone interested do NOT buy the Cascade Complete Citrus Breeze scent.

It's interesting to see what everyone else uses.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Seventh Generation liquid gel right now; i didn't like their packs. I used to use ecover tabs.
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Originally Posted by Poodlehead
I use Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs. I can usually smell it but not taste it.
Originally Posted by medussa
same here. I don't notice a smell, though.
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I use Cascade with Dawn, Fresh scent. It does not have a lingering scent or leave a taste. Bosch recommended to use a powder, and less of it than our old dishwasher. We also use nothing with lemon or other citrus as it can pit glassware and flatware.

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I can't use the packets in my Bosch dishwasher, because they are just too much soap. Bosch machines use about 1/4 of the soap and water of most other machines. So, I just use a namebrand powder, like Cascade, Finish, or Electrasol. I never have a problem with scent or taste.
We use the Finish power ball tablet things. I'd prefer a more natural alternative, but nothing we've found works as well, so we've stuck with these.
Originally Posted by Like.Australia
I use liquid Finish. (That's what Electrosol is now, right?) It works way better than anything else I've tried and I don't notice any scent or taste on my dishes.

If you never noticed the taste before, you might want to check all the hoses and lines to make sure your DW is rinsing and draining properly.
We've been using the washer for about 8 months now and it was new when we moved in and I only noticed it with that stupid citrus breeze (I call it stupid, but it's really me that's stupid for not checking the label more carefully ). The packets that I just bought didn't cause the weirdness with the smell/taste on the last load that I washed.

All this makes me think way too much about what we're ingesting from dishwasher detergent though.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
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I was just pondering over scented dishwasher items the other day. I was wondering if there really was some noticeable scent because I have never noticed anything. I use Finish tablets. I believe they are orange scented but I have never noticed any scent.
My favorite natural one is Seventh Generation. Used to use trader joes or whole foods. Big conundrum, that. Started using Dawn original of recent-late because I was worried about bacteria. My dish cleaner smelled worse using nat'l stuff and dawn cleans oil off the birds. May go back to other stuff.
We use the Cascade Complete with bleach gel. We could smell all of the scented detergents on our dishes so just decided to go with bleach.
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We use the Finish power ball tablet things. I'd prefer a more natural alternative, but nothing we've found works as well, so we've stuck with these.
Originally Posted by Like.Australia
I agree! Only I'm still working on a big ol' container from Sam's that's still Electrasol. Don't think they've changed the product, just the name.

For me nothing else comes close in my basic contractor-grade Whirlpool dishwasher. Cleans almost anything and with the Jet Dry power ball, no spots at all.

They have barely any smell, though they're supposed to be orange scented. I've never noticed any taste at all.
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if its only a couple of items like a plate and spoon ill take them with me into the shower to conserve water
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