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[Costco] Cascade Platinum 92 Tubs 13.98$ on Costco.ca

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scottmg wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 10:05 am




Go with what the manufacturer recommends. I was having issues with the finish ones not dissolving or leaving a film and have had no issues since switching to cascade.
I'm actually surprised there's that much of a difference that one brand over another makes that much of a difference.

Now I kind of want to test the "ultra premium" competitor with the "low end" of the manufacturer recommendation just to see what happens.
shanjam wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 10:44 am
So, don't pre-clean your dishes. These pods actually work better with some food left on the dishes.
Apparently there's also a turbidity sensor in the dishwasher that does some adjustments based on how dirty the water is too.
So clear water means a "crappier" wash because there's nothing to clean.
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death_hawk wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 6:16 pm
I mean... it's not quite the same, but do you ever change your shower towel?
Why? You're clean when you come out. You should be able to use it forever.

I would imagine this stuff has something in it to remove the gunk that's left over that's not meant to dissolve under dishwashing product.
True I guess ... but all the wife does is set it to the sanitize mode (germophobia setting I call it) when it's basically empty and throws a pod in to make sure its clean maybe every 3 months. We have never really had a problem with it being clean after each use.
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daedalus2004 wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 12:52 pm
I usually use this from walmart
Sunlight brand 95 for $14.97

Havent had any issues with them

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/sunlight-o ... 0195481363
Been using this as well, only problem i have is that sometimes the pod doesn't eject and get used. The cycle completes and I'll see the pack still in the compartment.
Now I've been adjusting them to make sure they arent stuck in.
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We’ve been trying a combo of a Finish/Sunlight tab and some Cascade powder and that seems to turbo charge things a bit for us. Still trying to find the cheapest but most efficienct combo for our machine and water.

I’m guessing some brands and formulas may work better for soft or hard water. But I did get off one of these thread that using powder is cheap and works pretty good so we decided to add some of that to the mix with a tab.
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Old enough to remember when powder was the only option, you were considered really lucky if you had a dishwasher at home, and the DW seemed to be a whole lot less finicky than they are today.

I'm sure we don't want to know what all was in the old powdered stuff ...
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Jojo_Madman wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 6:53 pm
Old enough to remember when powder was the only option, you were considered really lucky if you had a dishwasher at home, and the DW seemed to be a whole lot less finicky than they are today.

I'm sure we don't want to know what all was in the old powdered stuff ...
Here is a good article on just that situation...

https://www.npr.org/2010/12/15/13207212 ... till-dirty
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Does everyone use the pods because they clean better or they just are easier vs the liquid gel?
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slowtyper wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 7:00 pm
Does everyone use the pods because they clean better or they just are easier vs the liquid gel?
Neither, only cause it makes my wife happy I'm not putting in more detergent than she thinks I should ...
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death_hawk wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 6:16 pm

I mean... it's not quite the same, but do you ever change your shower towel?
Why? You're clean when you come out. You should be able to use it forever.
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Jojo_Madman wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 6:38 pm
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"Recommends"

I mean... manufacturers (in other places) recommend a lot of things.
But I never figured it'd be significantly different.
slowtyper wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 7:00 pm
Does everyone use the pods because they clean better or they just are easier vs the liquid gel?
I'm lazy so I'm going with easier.
Plus I find it cleans better than gel.
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death_hawk wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 7:56 pm
"Recommends"

I mean... manufacturers (in other places) recommend a lot of things.
But I never figured it'd be significantly different.


I'm lazy so I'm going with easier.
Plus I find it cleans better than gel.
IIRC their was something in the warranty that using "other" products could void the warranty ... I'm sure DW manufacturers have had issues with cheap no name offshore detergents screwing things up
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Jojo_Madman wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 8:02 pm
IIRC their was something in the warranty that using "other" products could void the warranty ... I'm sure DW manufacturers have had issues with cheap no name offshore detergents screwing things up
Most manufacturers of things that have consumables have that line.
It's usually meant to encourage purchase of more expensive "featured" manufacturers.

My pellet grill for example. My warranty is void if I use 3rd party pellets.

I'd be extremely shocked if a 3rd party detergent did enough damage to actually break something.
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Jojo_Madman wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 6:38 pm
Right off the edge of the door on the Bosch 800's
That’s for Jetdry rinsing aid. Not the cleaning pod or detergent.

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