My family is on a very STRICT budget since my spine was squashed on ambulance duty on 8/2/2010 while saving a man's life. I have no income at the moment, so everything is the generic brands. However, there are 2 products I will NOT budge on. That's Dawn and Crest. I do not have a dishwasher, & Dawn is the ONLY liquid that delivers on its promises. Im also 38 and I have NO cavities, none, ever, & all my teeth are mine. No fillings, caps, or veneers.
Besides the dishes, we use Dawn to wash clothes w stains, especially my husband's greasy tow truck job clothes. Little bit of Dawn and scrib action w a toothbrush prior to throwing in the washer, way better than everything else. What we find is best is using it for our ceramic tiled floors. There's a special way to do it though. You have to get the floor cleared of clutter and smaller furniture. Then squirt Dawn from the hallway all through the living room, kitchen and dining room. Then take hot water (not too jot) and splash the entire floor where the dawn is. Finally, you send your kids barefoot slipping and sliding all over for an hour or so before they scrub/dry it all up with some old towels or the mop. Ta-da!!! Super clean floors& very happy kids.