I have a powerful dishwasher however children at times put the dirtiest plates into the dishwasher & forget to rinse them first. Although cascade platinum times 10 may be a whole lot cheaper to buy, the problem I have with it is that the liquid still doesn't seem that strong for extra scrubbing power. If you have a good dishwasher, this product is amazing. If you have one of those old ones, then the soap might not wash out correctly so it's a buyer beware thing with common sense added. The store bought stuff doesn't seem as strong. The smell doesn't bother me. Honestly, I don't notice it on plates. It seems to linger on the plate for a bit but doesn't actually stay. I recommend something like jet dry in your dishwasher machines as well. I wish Mrs. Meyers had a version of "jet dry" for dish washer machines. I love the lemon scent as it cuts through the nasty food smells quickly. I can't seem to find a good soap until I found this. This really cuts the smells out and gets those dishes extra clean. Wish the sold a much larger bag of tablets or a box like style to keep them in for in bulk buying.