Pretty much everything ends up in my dishwasher - even sometimes things that are not *supposed* to, by accident sometimes on purpose. Much of the stuff I use in my kitchen is vintage too and while not precious I do not want to unduly shorten its life.
The cheap-o dollar store stuff does not work and I generally find the powered kind to not dissolve fully - is the liquid get really damaging? are some brands less harsh but still effective? Or is it the heat that I really have to worry about?
How do I best protect my cookware without hand washing everything?