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Cascade Complete ActionPacs
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About - Cascade Complete ActionPacs

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.

Liquids and powders generally pour easily; gels have a thicker consistency than liquids. Tablets are a dry, solid premeasured amount of detergent. Pacs have a dissolvable outer package containing a premeasured amount of liquid, gel, or powder. A dispenser product uses a cartridge that automatically dispenses a charge of detergent for 12 loads of dishes.

Size of package:
The package size in ounces for liquids or powders or count for tablets, tabs and packs.

Cleans dishes:
Gauges how well a detergent removed a caked-on puree of foods from glass dishes.
Features & Specs - Cascade Complete ActionPacs
info Contains bleach Yes
info Contains enzymes Yes
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User Reviews - Cascade Complete ActionPacs
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Cascade Complete Action Pacs
Does not remove stains
Best Uses
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
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Best D/W detergent I have ever used
the best
no cons
Best Uses
the best detergent I've ever used
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Filmy, sticky, and gritty residue left
Not Sure There Is One
filmy residue
Sticky Silverware
Strong Odor On Plastics
Best Uses
Not one
I have always been a Cascade fan UNTIL NOW. Cascade Action Pacs do not work in my one year old, expensive dishwasher (bought based on CR's highest ratings and have loved it). The Cascade pacs leave a filmy, gritty, sticky residue on my silverware and glasses. Even worse, the strong odor left behind makes eating from the dishes very unpleasant, which has caused us to rinse them before using. <br /><br />Recently, I have had major stomach issues and assumed that something that I had eaten was the culprit. Oddly the problems would get better during the week while I was working and not using dishes at home and worsen on weekends while eating mostly at home.<br />Then, I drank ice water from a plastic cup that hadn't been rinsed, my esophagus burned terribly. I immediately dumped the water and drank ice water from a paper cup which eased the burning sensation. This product may or may not be the culprit, but the sticky, filmy, gritty residue left behind is reason enough to switch. I am switching back to my previous tablet dishwasher product, which we were very happy using!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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