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Post# 1135595   12/8/2021 at 03:55 by mark_wpduet (Lexington KY)        

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Over the years, about every 4 months (give or take) I run citric acid through my empty dishwasher to clean it on the longest cycle and it does a great job. Not that it's dirty - but just more lime scale I guess you could call it.

But...I was out of citric acid so I bought Cascade dishwasher cleaner. Let me just say the smell was outrageously bad that I had to run another cycle just to try to get rid of the smell. On top of that, it didn't do a great job. Nothing compared to what citric acid does. I just felt like it didn't do anything other than leave a super strong chemical smell in the dishwasher. Back to citric acid for me.

Post# 1135596 , Reply# 1   12/8/2021 at 04:02 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I recently bought and used I think a Finish brand to clean my dishwasher after doing the thanksgiving dishes, and the smell of that lingered through at least one succeeding load, which I didn't mind as it did an exceptionally well cleaning my dishwasher...

Although I'm re-washing my small crockpot's stoneware again, as it didn't thoroughly clean out some remnants of a chicken casserole I'd recently made...

I wish I took pictures of me using my dishwasher cleaner now...

-- Dave

Post# 1135634 , Reply# 2   12/8/2021 at 13:00 by Mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

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I totally agree about the Cascade Cleaner. It stinks, think it smells like a nasty deodorant. Made the dishes smell!

Post# 1135789 , Reply# 3   12/10/2021 at 06:14 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
my take on cascade dishwasher cleaner

I've used cascade dishwasher cleaner and it worked just fine.

Post# 1135801 , Reply# 4   12/10/2021 at 09:22 by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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P&G certainly likes their strong chemical scents.

Post# 1135808 , Reply# 5   12/10/2021 at 12:22 by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
never seen that in quebec grocery stores

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In my area at least my local grocery stores never seen cascade dishwasher cleaner only brands i have seen so far is afreash or finish

Post# 1135934 , Reply# 6   12/11/2021 at 17:35 by frigidareu (Brunswick, Ohio)        

Just used the Finish dishwasher cleaner in my KA dishwasher. This is the liquid cleaner in the plastic bottle not the tablets. Set the dishwasher to the "tough" soil level, heated wash and sanitize settings. The cleaner did an excellent job. Interior of dishwasher is sparkling clean. It left a mild chemical clean smell that I found not too strong or offensive. I've also used the Lemi-Shine powder dishwasher cleaner in the past and it also did an excellent job. The Lemi-Shine left a mild lemon scent so might be good for those folks that find the scent of other cleaners offensive.

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