The Cascade Complete ActionPacs is part of the dishwasher detergent
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher detergent
models like the Complete ActionPacs are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Size of package:
The package size in ounces for liquids or powders or count for tablets, tabs and packs.
Gauges how well a detergent removed a caked-on puree of foods from glass dishes.
Indicates how well a detergent cleaned pots that were covered with baked-on macaroni and cheese.
Features & Specs - Cascade Complete ActionPacs
Contains bleach Based on the package ingredients list and other package claims, some detergents include bleach in their formulas. While the presence of bleach has not seemed to act on the baked-on soils in our tests, it might help with tea or similar stains.
Contains enzymes Based on the package ingredients list and other package claims, most tested detergents have enzymes, which can break up food for easier removal.
I have noticed my pots and pans have dis colored and are rough to the touch since I started using the Cascade Complete Actionpacs. Only way this can be removed is by using a steel wool pad . The tarnish spots still remain on my cake pans and cookie sheets. I've always used Cascade dish washing liquid without any problems until I changed to these action pacs. I am not pleased with my cookware being ruined by this product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Cascade Complete Action Pacs
Does not remove stains
Cascade was used in a older Whirlpool Dishwasher with all the bells and whistles and not very hard water was used with this product, very hot water was used on every cycle, the product did clean but was horrible on getting off stains on anything plastic or colored glass such as Corelle and left a white film on black colored plastic and wooden utensils, although I have used Cascade powder for years and have somewhat similar results these pacs were the worst performers ever, I will be returning to another dishwasher detergent I have used inbetween using Cascade