On Wednesday, the kids and I went to Wal-Mart for a few midweek staples. One of the items on the list was Cascade dishwasher detergent, I even had a coupon. I pushed the semi-trailer 2 seater grocery cart to the detergents when I noticed how much cheaper the generic brand of dishwasher detergent was in comparison to Cascade, even with the coupon. We are talking over one dollar difference. In fact, I noticed the off brand was laughing at my coupon, laughing and saying "if you buy Cascade, you're an IDIOT." Well, I didn't want to be an idiot, so I bought the cheaper brand and guess what? My dishes are dirty. There are many things that I buy the off brand, for instance, I think Target brand diapers are the bomb and the diaper wipes. Contact solution, applesauce, cereal and some paper towels I will try and buy the off brand. However, there are some items I will not change, like my coffee. My dear husband once tried to trick me by switching the off brand into my Folgers can. That went over like a whore in church. Needless to say he knew how serious that offense was when a police officer showed up at our door wanting to arrest him for fraud, not to mention the trust issues that resulted in. But we've moved forward. I think.
Somethings are great, somethings are not, somethings work just the same. Too bad it cost money to figure it out.
Oh and P.S. I rinse every dish before placing it in the dishwashwer. It's not me, it's the soap.