By Madaline Sparks
Real Simple went elbow-deep with 74 contenders to find sudsy superstars for every priority.
Dawn Power Clean
Cuts grease like magic: After dishes soaked for just five minutes, all stuck-on gunk wiped right off. No other product came close. Slightly fruity scent is mild and pleasant.
To buy: $4, pgestore.com.
Bonus: We explore whether washing dishes by hand is as effective as using a dishwasher.
Featured November 2012