Good Girl/Bad Soap: Trader Joe’s Next To Godliness Automatic Dishwasher Detergent

dishes I have a confession to make.  I miss my bad boy detergents.  Electrasol was amazing…every girl’s dream in the dishwasher…yet sooooo toxic.  The total bad boy of the dish washing industry; its phosphate level even exceeds the governments rather lack standards.  So, although completely satisfied, in an attempt to be good to the world, I moved on.  Went looking for a "good guy" and found myself in the arms of 7th Generation.  Yeah…he’s a good guy…comes in recycled/recyclable packaging, nice to the planet.  He just couldn’t get the job done where it counts.  Film and residue.   So I moved on to a snazzy looking Palmolive Eco+…and I was impressed.  That was until I started finding clues that it had a pretty dark secret.  At first it was just a hint of a smell…but then I found the note: Contains Bleach .  Sigh.  So I was back on the market.  This time I tried an old tried and true friend, Trader Joe.  My girlfriends said he was OK in the rack…certainly a nice guy, like 7th, but perhaps with a little more pizazz.  Well…I’m here to report that once again the nice guy just doesn’t put the sparkle on my plates I’m looking for.  Still the issue with residue…even with the vinegar rinse.  What’s a girl to do?

So…not wanting to destroy the world, I will keep seeking out the good guys, but you better bet as I rinse the dull film from my pans I will be fantasizing about Electrasol the whole time. 

And Tide…I still long for your scent on my sheets.  Sigh.

2 Responses to “Good Girl/Bad Soap: Trader Joe’s Next To Godliness Automatic Dishwasher Detergent”

  1. Added by ruchi aka arduous on March 25th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I think Crunchy had a post recently about a dishwashing detergent that she really liked. Might want to search her blog for it.

  2. Added by organicneedle on March 25th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Yeah…I saw. She is using Method…which will be my next stop. I grabbed the Joe’s because I go there each week and thought it would be convenient.

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