We use Seventh Generation Dishwashing Detergent (hand washing kind and machine washing kind) We love it! You can print off a coupon on their website. When I find it on sale I stock up!
A tip I heard a long time ago was, run the tap till it gets really hot, then turn on the dishwasher. This way it is using hot water right away and it disolves the granuals quicker. Don't forget to clear out the garbage disposal before you run the disherwasher.
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