I tend to be a Frugal Franny. If I can possibly find one, I will buy the store brand of just about any household product you can think of. Just this weekend I happened to be shopping at a store where they were out of the generic brand mouthwash. I wound up spending almost $6.00 on a bottle of mouthwash. It almost killed me. But at least my teeth will be white.
But Frugal Franny goes out the window when it comes to dishwasher detergent. Dan laughs at me, but it really is true: I would rather wash my dishes by hand than use store brand dishwasher detergent. It’s a long and rather unpleasant story involving clumps, goo, and waking up to a dishwasher filled with greasy dishes where sparkling ones were meant to be. I’ll spare you the ugly details, but the bottom line is this: I’ll use Electrasol in a pinch, but if I get my way, I gotta have Cascade. And not a big dumb box of powder, either. I must have the fancy little pillow packs. I need the fancy little pillow packs. They are so very clean and efficient. They never let me down.
Enlighten us. What are your favorite household products? What name brands can’t you live without?