From what I understand stripping can be done several ways. Basically you are going to do several washes w/out any detergent or DA. You are simply washing until there is no more detergent left in your dipes. If you have a FL washing machine, add water through the detergent slot to each wash to ensure that you have enough to get them clean. FL are a bit too water efficient & the dipes absorb & hold what little water there is. I add 1 TBspn Dawn dish soap to the first 1 or 2 washes because it lifts the oils that get left on the dipes. It's the oils and detergent residues mixing that cause dipe stink.
Some people do a modified strip using 1/2 C baking soda & vinegar. Also you can do a super strip & only wash w/ baking soda & vinegar for a week or so. (After the initial multi-wash strip) There has been recent specultion on the boards that doing this indefinitely will allow oils to build back up & you'll need to use detergent or Dawn to remove them again.
I use Dawn Ultra beacause it's what I have in my house (antibacterial in fact). There was a thread a while back about Dawn, the non Ultra stuff, that's what you're supposed to use so it's not so concentrated, but no one could ever find it to buy it. I would use what you have. As long as it lifts grease...
Has anyone had a bad experience using something else?
My personal opinion is that Dawn degreases the best - I have no dishwasher & take a great interest in dish soap!