Eco-Friendly Dish Detergents: Do They Clean The Earth And Your Plates?

What’s with these purported “green” cleaning chemicals? I’ve been known to mutter “it’s all a bunch of tree-hugging hippie crap” while I coat every surface in my house with the strongest, cheapest chemicals I can find. I’m fond of bleach. But other people have consciences or something, and it’s for them that Consumer Reports evaluated eco-friendly dishwasher detergents.

Check out this video for an overview of the science behind dishwasher testing.

August 2009 Report on Dishwasher Detergents: Do greener cleaners get the job done? [Consumer Reports Home & Garden]

(Photo: me and the sysop)