I have tried several other dishwashing cleansers. I can say that this is the best, in my experience. I use this in more than one residential location, with different brands of dishwashers, and it works well in all situations. I am someone who runs the dishwasher very often, on average once a day. Cascade has never let me down. It gets the dishes clean, most importantly, and it leaves them shiny. I don't see the point of cutting corners with a no-name brand that you'll pay not much less for and which will leave you disappointed. Other brands I've used have worked well sometimes, not other times, and have responded differently to different kinds/brands of dishwasher. Not Cascade! I love the convenience of the gel container that you can just squirt into the dispenser container. It's neat and efficient, and the container is recyclable. What's not to like? Even with greasy, stuck-on food, Cascade has done the job.