Friday, November 4, 2011

I'm So Sorry I Hate You

Dear Finish All in 1 Gelpacs,

I hate you, you leave my dishes wet and spotty and you don't smell like oranges. I don't know where the magic red ball is inside you, maybe it took off because it knew you were substandard, and not worth it's time. I know you're cheaper than the big square one with divided sides and a red ball in the middle, what did I expect? But you are from the same parents, I figured at least you would have the same genetics, but you don't and I am saddened by your lack of luster. I'm sorry Finish All in 1 Gelpacs, once I have used you up, we're done, I can honestly say it's not me, it's you. I hope you find it in your chemistry to change, otherwise I'm afraid you will be gone from the shelves forever.

13 comments:

  1. That blows. I use the Finish Quantamatic and it leaves my dishes so clean it makes my heart sing. It even got all the white crap left on my dishes by Cascade powder.

    It's a little expensive, so I alternate with Cascade gel packs. I hardly rinse my dishes anymore unless it's something really gritty and might stick to the glasses which drives Jeff crazy. (Even if he has never touched our dishwasher.)

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  2. I think that's what I had the last time, they're a hard rectangle with a light corner and a dark corner with the red ball in the middle? I loved those. Our dishwasher soap flap doesn't open so I just toss it in the bottom of the dishwasher and it always worked great. Lesson learned.

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  3. I hate those too. I like the Cascade gel packs though. I hope you didn't hurt Finish's feelings.

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  4. I'm over Finish, I'm sort of a heartless bitch like that.

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  5. I hate buying something that is a dud.  You could probably write them a complaint letter and get your money back.  I use Cascade just the liquid goo stuff in the dishwasher.  Give 'em hell, Madge!

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  6. I used to use the original Electrosol tabs before Finish took it over - they were great.  Then Finish replaced the blue ball with a red one and all of my glasses started to turn hazy.  Fuck it.  I just use whatever liquid gel is available (which is usually Cascade).  Just so you know, the type of water you have will dictate the detergent you should use - so, yes, you were right about the "chemistry".  Here, our water is really hard and the Finish brand is not really compatible.  Oh, and regardless of the "softening ball" or whatever they use now, you should still fill your rinse agent receptacle.

    ;-)

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  7. When I do fill it, I just use white vinegar it works for spots, and keeps the washer smelling fresh.

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  8. Sigh. I wash my dishes. By hand.

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  9. Truth be told Nicky, we should all wash our dishes by hand, I learned in massage school that it helps prevent arthritis. So when we are old, my hands will be crusty claws, yours my be a little dish-panny but they will be functional.

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  10. Yeah, I can't justify spending the time getting worked up for 5 bucks worth of dish soap. I have blogging to do.

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  11. Actually, this is a weird dispensing system in a cylinder you put on the top rack. But I was looking for refills today and couldn't find them and almost cursed.

    My mom puts it in the bottom of her dishwasher, too.

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  12. If you really do have some time on your hands. It was worth calling for the crappy Cascade. I got a coupon for any product, so that was like $17. Plus a myriad of other P&G coupons.

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  13. Really? That's worth my time!!

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