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 Post subject: An effective Dishwasher detergent
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:06 pm 
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I am transitioning my cleaning products. I just bought Seventh Generation and it left many of my dishes dirty. Is there anything else that is better? My dishwasher is high efficiency so unlike handwashing it saves water and energy. With the other detergents that don't have the "sign of the bunny" it has worked well.

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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:59 pm 
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Ugh, the Seventh Generation stuff is awful!

My preferred is the Method Smarty Dish tablets, second if I can't find those is Mrs Meyer's Clean Day packets. The only reason those come in second is that I sort of have to massage the packets to flatten them out so that they fit in my detergent cup. But both work a billion times better than the SG liquid, which almost made me give up on my dishwasher and go back to hand washing.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:00 pm 
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I'm having no trouble with the Seventh Generation stuff, but my dishwasher is brand new. (I use the liquid, because with previous dishwashers the powder didn't work so well.)

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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:04 pm 
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My dishwasher is brand new too. I'd lived 8 years without one and then was so disappointed when it worked so poorly. I wonder if the effectiveness of various types depends on your water (like liquids work better in hard water or vice-versa) because it was night and day when I gave up the SG liquid for the Method tablets.

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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
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Method Smarty Dish tablets here too. Love them!


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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
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Another vote for Method Smarty Dish tablets.


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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
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i'm doing mostly fine with seventh gen powder. (i put vinegar in my rinse aid section, that helps a bit.)

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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
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Another vote for Method Smarty Tabs.


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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:27 pm 
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I use whatever's cheapest/on sale at my favorite grocery store and just stock up with 3 boxes. Right now I'm using Ecover fragrance- and dye- free powder, and it's working out well.

Before Ecover, I had Seventh Generation and it worked really well in my dish washer, except if the washer was loaded with a few dishes that had little bits of spinach on them, I'd find those spinach bits dried inside one or two cups on the top shelf after the washer finished. I haven't had any spinach or chopped greens run through my wash lately, so I can't tell if it's a dishwasher or detergent problem.


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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:28 am 
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I have had good luck with Ecover tablets.


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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Weirdly, Smarty Dish didn't work for me at all. Our dishwasher is sort of on its last legs, and some dishes do come out dirty with 7th Gen powder, but with Smarty Dish it was almost everything. So frustrating! We do have hard water, though, I wonder if that makes the tabs less effective.

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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:44 pm 
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is all the method stuff vegan, or just their dishwasher detergent?

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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
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the method tablets have changed out lives! i never thought i'd have clean and spotless dishwasher results again.

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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
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Where are you buying Method from?

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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:48 pm 
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I use Better Life Detergent. Only a TB is needed for a wash cycle, and the bottle is huge. It leaves everything squeaky-clean!

http://www.cleanhappens.com/products/au ... washer-gel

Here's a comparison with other products:

http://www.cleanhappens.com/pages/faq

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:23 am 
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In Toronto, I find the Method Smarty Dish tabs at Shoppers Drug Marts. They're my faves, too. I get the pink grapefruit scent.

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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
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Sophiagrt wrote:
Where are you buying Method from?

Drugstore.com when they're having a sale, or iHerb. If you have a Target store nearby they sell Method there and will sometimes have sales/coupons.


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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
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I just use vinegar and 1-2 Tablespoons of Borax. Despite my ridiculously hard water, the dishes come out nice and clean.


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CultofKale wrote:
I just use vinegar and 1-2 Tablespoons of Borax. Despite my ridiculously hard water, the dishes come out nice and clean.


I'm intrigued. Do you just put the borax where you would put dish soap and put the vinegar in the rinse thingie?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:01 pm 
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I have had good luck with Ecover tablets.
I use these or the Trader Joe's powder interchangeably, and have no complaints about either. (NB there are five people in my house, so the dishwasher gets run daily and stuff never sits on the dishes for long.)

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 Post subject: Re: An effective Dishwasher detergent
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Maybe it's only available in Canada but I use Bio-Vert tablets. They work very well and I am fussy about clean dishes.


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