Sunday, April 22, 2012

Favorite Dishwasher Detergent: Finish versus Cascade

Hi all! I've been wanting to write this post for a while, because if you've read some of my precious posts, you know that I've been on a mission to find the best dishwasher detergent for some time. Actually, for years! I'd seen commercials on Finish dishwasher detergent, but I was pretty sure that with my (admittedly old) dishwasher and very hard water, that only the pricier Cascade detergent would do the trick. I stayed loyal to Cascade powder detergent for years. But guess what? My favorite dishwasher detergent is now Finish. Oooh...when it gets a bold font, you know I mean business, right? Why I love Finish Detergent 1. It's cheaper - here in Canada I can get a regular sized box of Finish detergent for $4.00 even. 2. It just works better. My glassware that looked etched (but wasn't truly etched) and foggy came out crystal clear. I don't need to pre-scrub the dishes as much as before, thereby making my life easier, which I truly appreciate. I had become pretty disillusioned, since Cascade seemed like the high end choice. But, no matter what I added along with the Cascade powder detergent (and yes I tried liquid/gel type detergents too...but always found that the powder worked better in my dishwasher) it just wasn't getting the dishes adequately clean. I'm so glad I tried Finish instead! If you haven't, I highly suggest that you do. (And no - I haven't received any free Finish detergent. This is all my honest experience and recommendation.) I still wish I could find a truly environmentally friendly dishwasher detergent that works as well as Finish detergent does. Does anyone know if such a thing exists? And what do YOU think - is Finish dishwasher detergent your favorite? Or do you still prefer Cascade dishwasher detergent? Please post a comment and let us know! What is YOUR favorite dishwasher detergent? And have you ever successfully experimented by making your own dishwasher detergent?