Dishwasher soap: Mix together equal parts baking soda, borax (available in the laundry aisle). Use 1-2 Tbs. per load. Each load will cost pennies. Also, use vinegar in the jetdry well instead of the expensive stuff.
Mom's Homemade Super Laundry Sauce One Single tablespoon does a whole load of wash! $1.76 for 128 loads of laundry? Safe for HE machines. ~ This makes 1/2 Gallon of concentrate ~ 1 bar Fels Naptha (Yes, the ENTIRE Bar!) 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax 1 cup Arm Hammer Washing Soda (NOT BAKING SODA!!) 4 cups of hot water
Boil a big saucepan of water and add a half cup of baking soda (but only one tablespoon at a time - it fizzes). Drop the filter in and watch the grease slide off. Rinse. (No need to repeat on other side.)
APW: "The appliance repairman told me using the self-cleaning feature takes years off the life of an oven. The best oven cleaner! Cover bottom of oven with baking soda, then pour vinegar so it's all wet. Let sit around 20 minutes or so then wipe all of it out with damp cloth or sponge. I leave my oven door open too. After drying you may see some white residue, wipe again." -trying this to avoid nasty chemicals with oven cleaners -- NICE! good to know!!!