Last summer, I wrote about my ongoing quest to find a dishwasher detergent that worked for me. I happened upon Cascade Complete which I love. When I researched this on consumer reports, I also noticed that the Target brand dishwasher detergent scored high as well and was considered a best buy.
Since then I haven't been near Target when I needed detergent. By a happy coincidence 2 days before Christmas I was at Target and remembered that I needed some and also remembered the Consumer Reports write up! I picked it up and used it all through the holidays. I used it for a 20 person party on Christmas Eve.-No problem. Also, because we were not home all the time I would sometimes only run the dishwasher every 2 days. It worked like a charm and was $2.99 for a box (roughly half of the cost of Cascade.) I have to say, it worked almost as well as Cascade. Certainly good enough for me.
I will still buy Cascade if I'm out and not going to Target ($3 is not something I'll make an extra trip over) but hopefully the next time you're in Target and need dishwasher detergent you'll consider the store brand!