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Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs

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Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs
 
4.4

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I am impressed with these little ying & yang packets.

In the past I have used [drying agents][1] , detergents and pre-rinse additives to make sure my dishes got the cleanest they could in the dishwasher. In fact, I think I...Read complete review

In the past I have used [drying agents][1] , detergents and pre-rinse additives to make sure my dishes got the cleanest they could in the dishwasher. In fact, I think I may have tried them all. With that in mind, you can understand that I was not the least bit impressed when I saw the **Cascade Complete all in one** packets on the shelf. I needed dishwasher detergent though, so I thought, "What the heck?  I'll give it a go."

These packets are a little different than most of the dishwashing packets on the market. For one thing, as the name implies, they are complete. The bottom of the packet contains a detergent while the ying and yang design on top holds the pre-rinse and drying agents. The packets break down in the wash cycle. There is no need for pre-washing or hand drying. The packets dissolve tough, food deposits and sheet the dishes with a special rinse aid additive. 

**Bottom Line:**

I was impressed at how well these little packet of power performed. They combine the scrubbing power of Cascade, the grease-fighting power of Dawn and the cleaning power of bleach to clean unseen residue for super clean and shiny dishes.

**Ingredients:**

Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Silicate, Enzymes


[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/finish-JET-DRY-Turbo-Dry-drying-agent-review-6bf52

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

These are really convenient, but too expensive for me

I think that if I had a larger budget I might be willing to buy Cascade Complete All-In-One Action Packs. Unfortunately, we are pinching pennies and the cost doesn't really make these an...Read complete review

I think that if I had a larger budget I might be willing to buy Cascade Complete All-In-One Action Packs. Unfortunately, we are pinching pennies and the cost doesn't really make these an option. I do like them though...the vacation house where we stay has them stocked and I really like how they aren't messy. Powder detergents always seem to leave a trail of granules from the cupboard to the dishwasher and make a mess under the sink. Liquid detergent bottles can clog up and the liquid forms a nasty crust around the bottle opening..which then means you can't close the lid and have to scrape it all off. A big pain that I forgot to mention in my review of Cascade Gel Burst. The All-In-One Action packs do a great job of cleaning, but I think that the convenience is their biggest selling point. You don't have to measure anything, and you don't end up with detergent on your hands or in your cupboards. Sadly, I think these aren't for us because of the cost.

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5.0

Cascade

By 

from Stafford, Virginia

Comments about Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs:

Overall these are great dishwasher detergent solutions to use. However, my only complaint is that they are expensive. There are many other options that are way cheaper than these. Besides the price being expensive, they are great. They are good on tough stains on dishes and clean all the dishes in the dishwasher. They work wonders on plates, and other types of dishes and even silverware. They do a great job overall of washing every single dish that is loaded into the dishwasher. Compared to quality, these can't be beat. As long as you can afford them, I highly recommend them. The cascade tablets are also easy to use and once they are in the dishwasher, they do all the work. Every time I have used them, they get the dishes sparkling clean. Even on the toughest spots, they are able to get them clean. I would recommend loading the dishwasher in a organized way so the cleaning tablets can get every dish clean.

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4.0

A little pricey but worth it.

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs:

I really like the Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs. They are much much easier to use than a liquid or powder diswasher detergent, which is why I think they are worth paying more for. With the liquids or powders, it's just as easy to make a mess as it is to actually get them in the detergent dispenser. The powders (and some of the liquids) also use a gritty residue on the dishes, even if you use a rinse agent. However, I've never had that problem with the ActionPacs.

I use the ActionPacs on all dishes that are dishwasher safe, and it works just as well on the really messy stuff as it does the less dirty ones. For example, my glasses never have spots or residue, and more heavily soiled pots and pans get clean in the same load. I only use vinegar as a rinse agent, and it often takes me a long time to figure out that it needs to be replaced since the Cascade does such a good job without it regardless of whether I run the dishwasher as a heavy or light load. Definitely worth the extra bit of expense!

 
5.0

Only thing that works in my water

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from USA

Comments about Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs:

First of all, I have very hard water. I have tried several products in my dishwasher over the years and finally completely quit using the dishwasher because my dishes were not as clean as I thought they should be, and this was after rinsing them clean before loading my dishwasher. I bought the Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs a few years ago and decided to give my dishwasher one more try before buying a new one. For the first time my dishes came out of the dishwasher crystal clear without spots and without any residue of food left behind. The ActionPacs are so simple to use. Just toss the Pac into the compartment for dishwashing liquid and start it up. No need for any rinse agents and no need to wash the dishes before I load the dishwasher. These handy little ActionPacs are the way to go for sparkling clean dishes every time. I especially recommend them if you have hard water. Buy these before spending money on a new dishwasher.

 
5.0

Power packets get the job done

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from USA

Comments about Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs:

These Cascade Complete dishwasher tablets are excellent! We love them because the storage container they come in is easy to open and close, and really easy to store as well. We also prefer them over liquid detergent because it is far less messy. With liquid there's a certain amount of measuring that has to take place - and of course there's always the chance the container will leak, etc. With these tabs it literally could not be simpler than grabbing a tablet, dropping it in your dishwasher's detergent bin and letting it do its job. It's mess and hassle free, they're not sticky, and they combine just the right amount of powder and liquid cleaning agents that our dishes have always come out sparkling clean. I also feel like you get a great quantity of washes per container purchased, which means you can buy them once or twice a year instead of trying to remember to restock every couple weeks. I've never had a problem with the Cascade complete tablets, this is a brand I trust, and I always appreciate that it gets the job done well and easy the first time. I will never go back to liquid detergent.

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4.0

Does the job, but not my first choice

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from USA

Comments about Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs:

We are regular users of the Cascade dishwashing powders so when we found a bargain on these, we decided to try them out. They did the job, but they are not my first choice for a dishwasher product. I did not like that you could not regulate how much powder you were using in your dishwasher with each wash. The packs used more powder than I am typically used to using in my dishwasher. At times, it seemed to leave a little bit of residue, and I wondered if it was because their was too much powder that did not get washed away during the rinse cycle. They were particularly handy for reaching in and grabbing one out for a wash, but the timed saved was negligible. You also need to be careful not to reach in to the bucket with too wet of hands because it can make the remaining packs a little sticky. Since I typically have damp hands after loading the dishwasher, this was kind of a pain for me.

 
4.0

Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs | Easy & Effective

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from USA

Comments about Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs:

When we bought our new dishwasher recently, we found a sample pack inside containing a few "recommended" dish-washing products, one of which was Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs. I had seen these in stores and online, but had never used them before myself.

These packs works very well. My dishes came out of each wash clean and sparkling.

The best thing about these ActionPacs is how convenient they are. While pouring dishwasher powder or gel isn't that big of a time-waster, it is amazing how much faster it seems to just grab a pack and pop it in the dishwasher's soap drawer. There are no messy drips or spills, and so these little packets of detergent are quite easy to use.

However, you do pay for this convenience. While my grocery store periodically offers these at a sale or buy one get one free sale price, the regular cost of a box is quite pricey.

The other thing I didn't like was the plastic coating. It dissolves, but the thought of dissolved plastic coating my dishes each wash left me wondering how healthy these are to use.

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5.0

Cleanest Dishes Ever!

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from USA

Comments about Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs:

Cascade Action Packs clean my dishes and my dishwasher in one. My dishes have never been as clean as they are now. The Cascade packs work much better than liquid detergent. Before, when I just used the liquid, I had to make sure to hand wash everything before putting it in the dishwasher. If I didn't, my dishes would not come out clean at all- food would still be stuck on and many times I would have water stains and residue. Often, they didn't even seem rinsed and were scummy! Talk about a waste of time and money- having to wash my dishes by hand before using a dishwasher. Then I found Cascade Action Packs. They do not leave the common residue or water stains. My dishes are sparkling clean every time and I do not have to re-wash anything afterwards. Ever. Even if I do not pre-rinse my dishes, and have food residue on my plates, the Action Packs are able to get them completely clean. I do not have to worry about a dirty dishwasher either since it cleans that too! It's so easy and simple to just pop in a gel pack. I do not have to worry about messy liquid or putting enough in. Cascade Action Packs do all the work for me- they are the best discovery I have made for washing dishes. I save so much time and energy by buying these little gel packs- who knew! I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone. Plus, the price is very reasonable for as many packs you get in one pouch. I have often found coupons for them too. The money would be worth it for me to buy them even if they weren't on sale, they are that great. I'd rather spend a little extra on a great quality product like Cascade Action packs!

 
5.0

Cascade is really All-in-one!!

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from USA

Comments about Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs:

This is really worth having one. The pods are easy to use and no messy hands either. I used to use dish washing powder or gel and get my hands messy. After using cascade as per seen on an ad, I decided to give it a try. I was surprised by the results it gave. My dishes came out sparkling clean and there was a wonderful scent from my dishwasher too. The glass and china were very very clean and I was really satisfied for the first time seeing my dishes done perfect. The best part is... even my dishwasher was clean!! I would recommend cascade pods highly to anyone who hasn't tried it. It worth it and I bet you would never regret or be disappointed that you got one.

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4.0

Cascade Complete All-in 1 Action Packs

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from USA

Comments about Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs:

Cascade Complete All-in 1 Action Packs gets a score of 4. I have been using these in my dishwasher for 3 months now. They are definitely more convenient than having to measure out the correct amount of dishwasher cleaner each time. I simply grab one of the capsules and put it in the slot and it's ready to go.
There are two reasons I did not give the Cascade Complete All-in 1 Action Packs a score of 5. First, I have noticed lately that some of my dishes are not getting entirely clean in the dishwasher. I know that is bound to happen from time to time so I just make sure to check before I put them away. Second, on a few occasions I have found pieces of the Action Pack in the dishwasher after the dishwasher has finished washing. This is probably why the dishes are not getting clean because not all the Action Pack is being used and dissolved.
I do recommend these to anyone who doesn't feel like measuring out the amount of dishwasher powder each time. They are pretty reasonably priced as well and Cascade often offers coupons.

 
5.0

These are awesome

By 

from USA

Comments about Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs:

I have used cascade Dishwashing detergent for years then I switched to the cascade with dawn. However lately I have switched to the cascade complete all-in-one action packs ther leave my dishes spotless and sparkling clean. I love the face that you don't even have to add any rinse aid or anything you can just pop in the pack and you are ready to go.

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