We were willing to give these Great Value dishwasher powder pacs a try, but we have been disappointed in the results. They often leave some food and residue on dishes that other brands of the same product are able to get off. They also seem to leave streaks on glasses. In addition, the powder occasionally does not dissolve in the water very well. So in addition to being left with dirty dishes, we are also left with soap residue on the dishes and a soapy taste in our food. We have used off-brand gel dishwasher soap without any problem, but we will not be using these powder pacs again. Even though they are cheaper than the name brand equivalent alternatives currently available on the market, the name brand gets the dishes much cleaner and sanitizes them much better. When we use this type of dishwasher soap, we will be using the name brand instead of this Great Value off-brand version.