I have to admit, I rarely use this for actually washing my dishes...that’s what the machine is for. But this is such a multipurpose cleaner. So many DIY cleaner recipes call for this stuff by name. I use it in my shower cleaner, I clean my kid’s toys with it, I use it in my makeup brush cleaner. It’s a work horse but it’s still gentle. And the smell reminds me of my grandma’s kitchen.