Amazon Review by M. Larrivee
53 people found the following review helpful
Finally a phosphate free dishwasher soap that WORKS!!
I had been using Cascade Packs for the last four years in my Bosch Dishwasher (In Southern California, using a water softener and rinse aid). Unfortunately about 6-8 months ago the cascade stopped working. Suddenly all of my dishes were coming out bright white and cloudy. There was suddenly large chunky detergent build up in the dishwasher which got so bad the detergent door would no longer open. I thought that something was wrong with the dishwasher, but it turns out that all of the dishwasher detergent companies changed their formulas recently to remove phosphates. So knowing my dishwasher was fine I started looking for a new detergent. After reading a lot of online reviews I bought the Finish Quantum Max, and I have to say I'm totally impressed. Even though it is phosphate free, the dishes come out perfect. Clean, shiny, and without film.
A couple of notes if you are in the same boat as me:
- If you have the build up run a cycle with a product called Lemi Shine - it really helps.
- With this detergent use the hottest water/cycle you can. I have a sanitize cycle on my dishwasher so I run that, and also select the ‘extra wash’ setting.
- Use the matching Finish rinse aid - It just takes the clean up another notch.