I have been using another brand of environmentally friendly automatic dishwasher detergent for years and was fairly happy with it. But recently I decided to try something different just to see what is out there in the environmentally responsible world.
I tried Grab Green fragrance free dishwasher detergent pods. As you can see in the BlurryCam picture, above, the pods come in a big resealable pouch which saves on shipping weight. I chose the fragrance free because none of the scent options sounded any good.
Few eco friendly products can match consumer brands like Cascade for raw cleaning power, but I might have found something close. I do know that Grab Green cleans better than my previous brand of auto dishwasher detergent.
The Inadvertent Test
I have a 22 oz. stainless steel tumbler that I use for coffee and tea all day long. It rarely ever makes it into the dishwasher with the rest of the dishes because it is in use. It gets a nasty buildup of stains in the bottom over time. My old detergent barely made a dent in these stains.
It had been a long time since that tumbler had been washed and the stains where terrible so I threw it in the dishwasher with Grab Green. When it came out the stains were half gone – way better than my old detergent. The next day I threw it in again. This time the tumbler came out looking brand new! Not a stain to be seen anywhere on it – just shining stainless steel. This stuff is good.
I’ve only been using Grab Green for two weeks, I will post an update after long term testing. My water is neither overly hard nor soft. I see no film on dishes or flatware nor any etching. I do not use a rinse agent.
This product is recommended. Give it a try. I got it through Amazon, I have never seen it in my local stores.