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Seventh Generation Free & Clear Automatic Dishwashing Powder


Pros: love the company

Cons: not the cheapest

works just fine, I like it better then liquid in my dishwasher.

my kid can eat it and not die:)


Pros: It is eco-friendly. It smells good.

Cons: It doesn't clean very well

As much as I love Seventh Generation and its products I have to give this dishwashing powder a thumbs down. It doesn't clean my dishes at all well and I tend to find a lot of white powder as well as food still left on my dishes when the dishwashing cycle is done. Unfortunately I will have to search for another green automatic dishwashing powder for my dishes.


Pros: doesn't leave an artificial scent

Cons: leaves residue, def. not for hard water use, some agents in it biodegrade very slowly

This is my least favorite of the green automatic dishwasher powders. It's prone to caking in the box and it leaves residue on dishes (in any water, but it's esp. bad in hard water). It doesn't clean as well as some other brands and some of the agents in it are slow to bio-degrade (so I've read). I would not recommend this brand, tho I like other 7th Gen products.


Pros: free & clear, eco friendly

Cons: leaves a film!!

I bought this product on sale so I bought 2 of them thinking they would be fine. well I used half of one and still have the other one because I still had to wash the dishes again after I used this stuff. It left a horrible film. I have like other brands way better.


Pros: good company

Cons: does not clean well,

Made the switch to the powder after getting a deal on the product.  Not impressed with the cleaning.  Left residue stains on our glassware and the dishes were not coming clean as this was not a problem with our previous detergent.   If a dishwasing detergent causes you to pre wash you plates before placing them in thei dishwasher to come clean this is counter productive as an eco-company as you are wasting more water pre-washing then the actual dishwashing cycle.


Pros: better for environment, safer for my family/home

Cons: not quite as powerful as the bad stuff

I bought this with the mind that I was doing the right thing, and if it meant a little extra work on my part, then it would be worth it.  But it turned out to work better than I expected.  Now if you leave food caked on your dishes, not it isn't going to come off (but not many detergents can accomplish that, much less one that doesn't use a ton of harmful chemicals) So it is best to run over your dishes with a wet sponge before putting them in the dishwasher, especially if they are going to sit there for a day or two before you start it.


When I first started using it, I also had the white powder inside the bowls and cups on the top rack, but then I did some experiments and discovered that this powder clumps together when it gets wet and then doesn't fully disolve, so the solution is:  don't cram the maximum amount into the detergent slot!  Just put in a smaller amount and make sure that the slot is dry before you pour it in.  This will prevent any from getting stuck there and then releasing during the rinse cycle.  I still get one cup every now and then with some residue in it, but I just wipe it out with a dry towel, knowing that this stuff isn't going to kill me if I ingest it :)


Well worth the effort to make a difference in my impact!!


Left white powder residue on dishes and doesn't clean plates well.  I won't be buying again.  Maybe I will try the liquid next time.


Pros: Leaves dishes spotless

I switched to this product after using Cascade, which is suppose to leave your dishes shiny and spotless. Cascade did no such thing so I decided to go for something more environmentally friendly. It turned out that this soap clean was the soap that left my dishes shiny and spotless, naturally! I always love it when environmentally friendly products end up cleaning just as well and sometime better than non-eco friendly products. I highly recommend this product.


Pros: Cleans nicely.....

I just purchased this item. I've used a few times now. Dishes are clean and fresh.


Pros: Works as good if not better then non-ecofriendly alteratives.

This is a great automatic dishwasher detergent. It works like a dream and i never need to rewash anything I think its great.

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Automatic Dishwashing Powder

Seventh Generation Free & Clear™ Automatic Dishwashing Powder has absolutely no chlorine and no fragrances which can pollute the air in your home. Our new formula has been improved to reduce spotting and filming in hard water, and granulated to ensure that it stays free-flowing, making it much easier to use. Independent tests show our auto dish powder cleans as well as the traditional leading brands but without phosphates or chlorine. No dyes or fragrances. Rinse aid recommended in areas with very hard water. Our Free & Clear automatic dishwasher detergent gets dishes sparkling clean yet is gentle on the earth. Unlike conventional automatic dishwasher detergents, ours won't create fumes that may be irritating to breathe especially for people with allergies or asthma.

TypeAutomatic dish powder
Bottle Size(s)Available in 45 oz. and 75 oz.
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