We've been using Dawn since before we got married. Never needed to use anything else. But in the last few years I noticed it wasn't working as well, and thought it might be hard water. NOPE. I did some reading online and saw comparisons of ingredients. They took out the enzymes-you know the things that made this so awesome. So again, if you want the original formula get one of the Platinum formulas. I guarantee THESE are the ORIGINAL formula with enzymes! I cut my dishwashing(no dishwasher) from an hour-because I had to keep going over greasy dishes-to 20 minutes. Platinum formula rocks!