Well, I did, but I don't have near as much experience washing dipes as you do. DS is 8 months. I had been using a "free and clear" detergent and a vinegar rinse. Everything seemed fine with the dipes (I use mostly pf's and have just two pockets). But when my last bottle of detergent ran out I started using the SG/WS combo. They smell different (not in a bad way) and they seem a wee bit brighter to me. But other than that - no real difference. Although I don't think we really know any long term effects of the SG/WS, so if I were you, I might stick to what you've been doing since it's tried-and-true.