For years, and years, and years, I used Cascade dishwashing soap and had squeeky clean dishes all the time. Then all the organic and earth friendly products started getting introduced so I switched to the Bright Green brand of dishwasher soap. It felt like the right thing to do.
All was well for a while. Then I started noticing that my drinking glasses were getting cloudy. The glasses looked terrible - all spotty and streaky. Just awful. So I added Jet Dry hoping that would clear things up. Nope. That didn't help.
Finally, I couldn't take it anymore, so I bought Cascade again. And ta da the problem is all gone. The glasses are clean once again. Here are two glasses side-by side. It's hard to tell in the first photo. But the Cascade glass is crystal clear. The other? Not so much.
|Cascade Bright Green|
But now I'm wondering if our dishes were actually clean. Because once they went through the dishwasher with Cascade they were clear again. Ewwwwww.
And what about our clothes? We use Bright Green laundry detergent, and fabric softener and bleach. They seem clean. But are they?
And who makes Bright Green anyway? The back of the container says Lucerne North America LLC, based in Pleasanton, CA. I thought Lucerne made dairy products like milk, cheese and butter. And isn't Safeway based in Pleasanton? Is this a Safeway brand? I wonder. Anyone know? I'm confused.