Below I've gathered quite a few reviews of Ajax dish detergent, which is a low cost brand available in most grocery stores and big box stores.
As you'll be able to see, there are mixed opinions about this dish soap, with some people really loving it, while others being less impressed.
I'll start the reviews with my own, and hint, I personally think this dishwashing liquid works pretty well, especially for the price!
I recently finished a bottle of Ajax dish detergent, in the lemon scent, so I thought I would share my review with you.
I actually bought this dish soap because I saw a Consumer Reports report which had tested dishwashing liquids, to decide which was the best, and this one was rated one of the best values for the money.
It was considerably less expensive than Dawn dish soap, for example, which is a kind I often use. Plus, you can often find coupons for Ajax which makes it even cheaper.
I have to confess, one of my favorite scents is green apple for dish soap, so at first I was rather disappointed to see that this brand only came in citrus scents.
There were several kinds to choose from though, including lemon (which I eventually chose), lime, orange and grapefruit. I was pleasantly surprised by the nice lemon scent though when I
started washing dishes with it, and liked the way it smelled.
Overall I was quite pleased with the way this brand worked to clean my dishes, pots and pans.
It was a little thinner than the Ultra Dawn I often use, and I was concerned that would mean I would need to use more to get the job done, but that did not really seem to be the case.
I did go through the bottle much more quickly than I normally do though, but I was teaching my daughter how to wash dishes and when I set her to the task a couple of times without my close supervision I noticed she way over-soaped everything. She'll eventually learn you don't need that much (or at least I hope so!)
Overall, I was quite pleased with this dishwashing liquid, and I would definitely buy it again in the future. I'm not sure when I will though, since I've got a long list of different dish soaps to try out for providing reviews for this site, but once I've tried all the major brands I will probably use this one again for everyday use.
It is not so much that it worked better, but just comparable to other brands, but cost less. In today's economy that is a necessity!
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I purchased this brand because of its price. It was very reasonable.
I used the dish soap for approximately 3 weeks.
As far as cleaning dishes and pots it did a very good job.
I have used Ajax before and have always been happy with the results and the price.
This particular scent is a very vibrant red color.
I did not buy it because of its color or scent, I just needed dish soap and I thought the "grapefruit" scent sounded different.
My problems started about a week after I opened the bottle.
My hands became very dry, then my skin started to crack, leaving painful crevasses.
By the second week I had large chunks of skin peeling off my hands after doing the dishes.
It was then that I realized that I was allergic to it.
I never had any problem with this brand before, however, I did have a similar reaction to the Palmolive dish soap which was dark green, and Dawn, which is dark blue.
I can only assume that the dye to make this bottle red was causing the problem.
It took another two weeks for my hands to heal.
On top of the major problem I experienced with my hands, when I finally resolved not to use the rest of the bottle and went to put it in the garage for car washing....I noticed it has stained my formica countertop.
Why do these companies insist on using so many useless dyes and chemicals???
I did write to the manufacturer to make them aware of this serious problem.
It appears I cannot use any dish soap with dye in it now.
They replied that they were sorry for my bad experience and sent me coupons...for the same item!
Sorry to hear about this bad experience Ruth.
I am not aware of many dishwashing liquids that don't have dyes in them, but there are some. For example, many (but not all) of the natural and eco-friendly varieties don't contain dyes, and many of them perform really well.
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