Dad used to say "Dreamers build castles in the air and doers live in them and my Mom would be the one to clean them!" Yeah, she was/is a clean freak and I inherited that gene. I was out of Dawn (the ONLY dishwashing soap I was raised to believe) and broke, soooo, I picked up a bottle of LA's Awesome because it was a buck and pretty thick. WOW! Did it clean! I was so impressed It is what I use now, period. Even turned mom onto it. If SHE uses it, then there is no higher praise known to mankind.