Dawn has been the only dish soap I have ever used because my mom used it, my aunts, my grandma. How can all those women be wrong? I also use the original blue Dawn to wash my pets, it kills fleas better than flea shampoo.
Dawn is so powerful and yet gentle that it is used to clean wild life when there is an oil spill. I remember when the BP oild spilled in the Gulf of Mexico, the Pelicans and other birds were cleaned from all the gunk caused by the oil with dawn detergent.