Cascade Platinum ($5 for 14 at mass retailers)
Even the crustiest pans came out squeaky-clean and glassware showed no traces of streaks. Flatware emerged food-free and spotless. The convenient pouches surpassed all competitors, including liquids and powders.
"It works on everything I put in the dishwasher, and I never have to worry about anything coming out cloudy or dirty. It is my go-to product, for sure!" Ashleigh Rivera, 23, Parkesburg, Pa.