I have been using Cascade for a long time and the packs are extremely convenient, and they get the job done. I rarely ever have an issue with residue or particles on my utensils, plates, and glasses. I simply throw the packs in the bottom of the dishwasher, and roughly 90 minutes later everything comes out clean, dry, and ready to be put away. I no longer have to worry about how much detergent I need to put in, and there are never anymore accidental overfills resulting in waste. That saves me money over the long run.