Green dishwashing

After something like a year and a half of being without a functioning dishwasher (thank God my husband washes the dishes the majority of the time), I am happy to report that we finally have a new (to us) fully-functional dishwasher. Woohoo! (Thank you to my hubby and my father-in-law for fixing the pipes and getting the “new” dishwasher installed.)

Now the question is – what dishwasher detergent should we use? I’d like to avoid phosphates and chlorine (for health reasons) and find something as environmentally-friendly as possible. We were using Seventh Generation or Method dish soap when washing them by hand. This topic was discussed a bit at the EcoMom meeting I attended last week, but I don’t recall what the consensus was.

What do you use in your dishwasher? Does it get the dishes clean? Leave a film on them? Would you recommend it to others? Thanks in advance! 🙂