Are your dishes left dirty even after a run through the dishwasher? Does it drive you mad?
The good people at Choice felt the same and reviewed 27 different dishwashing detergents to find the best and worst of the bunch.
Choice had dishwasher experts review the data and found that 66% of all dishwashing products sold were dishwashing tablets. They also found that although they are a pricier choice, they often outperform gels and scrubs.
The products were tested against “egg yolk, baked-on cheese, rice starch, red wine and bolognese sauce“, and use washing with water only as a control factor.
Unsurprisingly, using only water was the worst performer, with only a 13% approval rating from the experts.
Here’s the top 10:
10 – Finish Powerball All IN 1 Everyday Clean Tabs Lemon Sparkle, 120 tabs, $38
9 – Earth Choice Dish Tablets Lemon, 42 tabs, $16.20
8 – Finish Powerball 0% Tabs, 42 tabs, $17
7 – Fairy Platinum Plus Expert All In One Dishwasher Capsules Lemon, 28 tabs, $31
6 – Ecostore Dishwasher Tabs, 50 tabs, $19
5 – Finish Powerball Quantum Ultimate Pro Tabs Baking Soda, 32 tabs, $36
4 – Fairy Platinum All In One Dishwasher Capsules, 52 tabs, $26.50
3 – Finish Powerball Quantum Ultimate Pro Tabs Lemon Sparkle, 46 tabs, $20
2 – Finish Powerball Quantum Ultimate Pro 0% Tabs, 48 tabs, $20
1 – Aldi’s Logix Platinum 18 in 1 lemon dishwashing tablets clocked in at the top spot, but at a cost. These tablets cost twice as much as most of the other competitors, but worked the best against the varied tests conducted.
However, if you aren’t a dishwasher lover, Starts at 60 Marketplace stocks two products that weren’t included in these results, as they aren’t dishwasher products. These products, the Norfolk Natural Living Dish Wash – Lavender and the Australian Natural Soap Company Dish and Laundry Solid Soap perform very well, and are 100 per cent ethical, and non-toxic.
The Norfolk Natural Living Dish Wash in Lavender is a deliciously scented liquid soap. Delicately handcrafted in Norfolk, England, with all-natural ingredients and not tested on animals, this is the perfect soap to scrub your dishes with. Its handy clip open lid means it’s easy to flick open and squirt into a sink full of hot water, and will bubble up like tomorrow. You can buy it here.
The Australian Natural Soap Company Dish and Laundry Solid Soap is a wonderful cleaner, made of saponified olive, sunflower, lemongrass and peppermint oils, it is 100 per cent biodegradable, as well as palm oil and cruelty-free. Providing all of the benefits of liquid soap, but in the form of a block, this soap is a delightful little block of freshness. Its make-up means it is incredibly versatile, and can wash both dishes, and laundry with ease, making it the perfect soap for taking on a trip away, or stocking in your caravan.