Best of all, because I have a water softener, I only use about two tablespoons of soap per load – just enough to cover the bottom of the soap receptacle in my dishwasher. One bottle of the gentle automatic dishwasher liquid lasted me well over two months – making the price competitive with the grocery store brands.
The moral of the story? More chemicals aren’t always better. Sometimes, you don’t need an ax to cut a piece of chicken; a simple knife will do. Try the gentle cleaning products, because you might be surprised at how hard gentle can work. I know that I’ll give these new formulations a second look from now on.