A high performance automatic dishwashing detergent formulated to provide excellent soil removal in soft to medium water. A heavy duty chlorinated liquid machine detergent suitable for use in both single and multi-tank dishwashing machines. Optimal blend of caustic alkalis, liquid chlorine and scale controlling agents that will provide excellent soil removal of stains, fats and dried on food. The chlorinated formulation allows effective removal of tannin stains. Effectively cuts through grease and dried-on food.