This worked great. I followed the directions as written and my dishes looked better and felt cleaner then they do with using Cascade. I too had a box of Borax just sitting around collecting dust but now it will get used! Great recipe and much cheaper.
We ran out of dishwasher soap this morning and was in a bind. This combination worked excellent. We also added some vinegar to the rinse agent container. I think we will switch from the Cascade packets to using this.
I was SO excited to try this out because I wanted to start saving money on dishwasher detergent but I was very disappointed with the results. My glasses had a white film on them and a lot of the dishes just didn't seem very clean. My silverware was also very spotted :( Guess I'll keep looking for another homemade recipe.