I purchased this detergent because I am trying to be more green with my cleaning supplies. As much as I hate to admit it, I do not think it cleans as well as my "non-green" detergent. Especially getting sticky food like peanut butter off of plates and utensils I have found myself having to wash some things by hand when I take them out of the dishwasher, which I haven't had to do with my old dish washing detergent. Additionally, I sometimes have trouble pouring the soap into the washer becaues of the size of the spout, though it might be more the shape of my dishwasher's fault than the shape of the box. On the flip side, I feel so much better knowing that I am washing my family's dishes with soap that is so much more healthy for them. Especially my baby's bottles! So in my opinion, it is very much worth having to do an additional few rinses if it gives me piece of mind that our things are being cleaned safely.