I received a sample pack of the Cascade platinum to try and I was amazed at how well it worked. After using the first pod I immediately noticed when i opened the door to my dishwasher that the whole dishwasher looked cleaner than it had before i ran the cycle! Also it says that you don't have to rinse your dishes before washing because it can handle dried on food and all that good stuff. .I find that most times those claims just aren't true. I was pleasantly surprised that this actually does handle dried on food, I tested it with a spaghetti pot that had sat for a day or so. It came out completely clean! I would highly recommend giving these pods a try!