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Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear 45 oz (1.28 kg)

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Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear, 45 oz
 
3.8

(based on 141 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (28)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (48)
  • Good power output (45)
  • Efficient (42)
  • Simple instructions (27)

Cons

  • Weak function (11)
  • Hard to clean (5)

Best Uses

  • Home (33)
  • Cleaning (23)
  • Dishwasher (5)
  • Kitchen (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cleaner (36), Meticulous cleaner (28), Homeowner (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product - recommendation for use

This is a great item. I was a little worried because I read some of the bad reviews about the thick film and stuck on particles. I also read that it wasn't good for...Read complete review

This is a great item. I was a little worried because I read some of the bad reviews about the thick film and stuck on particles. I also read that it wasn't good for pots and pans, which concerned me a bit because I do throw my pots and pans in the dishwasher from time to time.
I have used other detergents and experienced a white film, notably Palmolive Eco. I found that if I run the hot water in my sink until it gets really hot before I turn the dishwasher on, I don't experience any stuck on particles or films. I would recommend this to everyone who experiences this before you just throw the product out. It gets the water hot in the line before it starts to go through your dishwasher so your dishes aren't washed in cold water before the hot water gets there. I find this to work GREAT for me.
As for this product, I love it. No films or particles, cleans great, and there is no harsh smell when I pull my stuff out of the dishwasher. With other detergents, I always had to rinse my daughters pacifiers and other dishes because I was afraid there could be residual chemicals left on them, but not with this detergent. It's great and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Avoid If You Have Hard Water

I love just about every Seventh Generation product, so I hate to write a bad review about this dishwashing powder. I want to write it, though, if it may help someone to save...Read complete review

I love just about every Seventh Generation product, so I hate to write a bad review about this dishwashing powder. I want to write it, though, if it may help someone to save some money and not purchase this without being able to try it first. I have very hard water that leaves deposits on everything, so I have to be really picky about the dish powder I use. I have a two-drawer dishwasher that recommends using powder detergent, and I have to use a rinse aid in every cycle. I usually use a powdered detergent + Lemi-Shine + rinse aid to get my dishes clean. I hoped that I could find a natural powdered detergent that would work well. Seventh Generation, if used with rinse aid but without the Lemi-Shine, leaves a thick, nasty, hard white residue on all my dishes and silverware, and all over the insides of the dishwasher. It's horrible and it doesn't wash off! I tried handwashing everything so I could scrub the residue off, but it didn't work. I had to run my dishes through TWO more times with Cascade + Lemi-Shine + rinse aid, to get the dishes clean. Maybe this works better if you don't have Southern California hard water, but, sadly, this will kill my usually great dishwasher if I continue to try to use it.

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5.0

Great product!

By Rose

from Wakefield, RI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Ewg Approved
  • Gets Dishes Really Clean
  • Inexpensive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear, 45 oz:

      Gets dishes nice and clean, ewg approved.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Economical and very effective

      By thekeel

      from Southest USA

      describe yourself Homeowner

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Efficient
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear, 45 oz:

          I am very pleasantly surprised at the effectiveness of this powder. I have used just about every brand in the book, not just Cascade, Palmolive, and Finish but also two or three expensive green brands that did not live up to their hype or their price. The Seventh Gen powder really impressed me and the smallest amount still gets the whole load clean. There's no aroma, but when I open the dishwasher after a cycle everything smells fresh. The only thing I don't like about it is the position of the spout, which makes it difficult to pour into the little cups of my KitchenAid without spilling a little. However, it's so effective that I will overlook that. Lasts a long time and seems to improve its ability to clean as time goes by. I used it with JetDri but I just started using LemiShine and that's the best combo I have ever found -- consistently effective and better than the non-"green" products I've used, plus absolutely no spots or clouds on glasses. P.S. Be careful not to store in a damp place or it will clump.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Cleans Great in Hard Water

          By simplicityseeker

          from Michigan

          describe yourself Homeowner

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Efficient
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear, 45 oz:

              We have very, hard well water, with high iron. This is the only detergent that gets my dishes clean and spotless. All this plus it doesn't have harsh chemicals.

               
              5.0

              Great for baby bottles!

              By Maria

              from Japan

              describe yourself Parent

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Efficient
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cleaning
                • Home

                Comments about Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear, 45 oz:

                I have used this for years and I now use it with our baby. I like that it is natural and does not leave a chemical residue on his baby bottles.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                satisfied

                By Nopetey

                from New York City

                describe yourself Homeowner

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Efficient

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear, 45 oz:

                    I tried this because I wasn't happy with my previous dishwasher detergent (Sunlight tablets). So far this product has done a good job and also dissolves completely. I like the fact that there aren't any useless dyes or scents added to it. I think it is much more economical to use than tablets or gel packs because you can use only as much as needed and it will last longer.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best dishwasher powder available for HE

                    By Everything goes in the Dishwasher

                    from Iowa City, IA

                    describe yourself Homeowner

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Powerful
                    • Simple Instructions

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cleaning
                      • Home

                      Comments about Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear, 45 oz:

                      I use this in a Kenmore HE dishwasher with stainless steel interior. Mom uses it in a Bosch HE with plastic interior. It not only works better than any other brand I've tried, green brands or not, but it even removes past soap scum-dulling on my oldest Williams-Sonoma glassware. I use it safely on my antique glassware and dishes on holidays as well as on contemporary stoneware and earthenware (top rack only for all of the above). My Mom now swears by this powder too. I saw a review saying the powder arrived caked-- I have never had that misfortune and have used it for four years. I keep it in the cupboard under the kitchen sink and it has always been fine.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best "Green" Dish Detergent

                      By CrunchyMama

                      from Battle Creek, MI

                      describe yourself Casual Cleaner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clean Rinsing
                      • Effective
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Cleaning
                        • Home
                        • Kitchen

                        Comments about Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear, 45 oz:

                        I've tried several different "green" dishwasher detergents and Seventh Generation is best by far. I've been using it for years. It cleans as well as a traditional detergent and leaves all of my dishes sparkling. I don't have to use a mountain's worth either.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Functional dishwashing powder

                        By E

                        from CO

                        describe yourself Casual Cleaner

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Efficient
                        • Powerful
                        • Simple Instructions

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear, 45 oz:

                          Works well, at least in my old dishwasher. Not much smell, clean dishes and glasses.I use less than recommended, and it still cleans fine, so one box lasts for a long time.

                           
                          5.0

                          Does a good job

                          By City walker

                          from New York

                          describe yourself Casual Cleaner

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Gets Dishes Clean

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Dishwasher

                            Comments about Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear, 45 oz:

                            Gets dishes clean and is good for the planet. What more do you want?

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Cleans fine and is Safe!

                            By AZ gal

                            from AZ

                            describe yourself Meticulous Cleaner

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Cleans Fine
                            • Dissolves Well
                            • No Caustic Odor
                            • No Clumping
                            • Safe for environment
                            • Safe For You

                            Cons

                            • Hard To Fine In Stores

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Free & Clear, 45 oz:

                            I always hated using my dishwasher, knowing how bad the products are to the environment. And the caustic smells always reminded me that I was using nasty chemicals. I've used this over a year now and my dishes come out just as clean as with other nasty products. I haven't even checked prices in a while to see if it's more expensive, because it's simply that much better to use for me and the planet.

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