Dishwasher detergents

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Dishwasher detergents

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Rapid Lime with Baking Soda

recommended

78

Avg price

$9.25

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 86
      Egg yolk
    • 75
      Rice starch
    • 93
      Baked-on cheese
    • 66
      Red wine
    • 65
      Coffee
    • 85
      Minced meat

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    Good points

    • Very good at removing egg-yolk stains.
    • Good at removing rice stains.
    • Excellent at removing baked-on cheese stains.
    • OK at removing red wine stains.
    • OK at removing coffee stains.
    • Very good at removing minced-meat stains.
    • Dissolvable wrapper.

    Bad points

    No obvious bad points.

    How we test

    Overall score is the average of 6 scores for stain removal.

    We test in a controlled lab environment using plates that are pre-stained. We get the plates from the same company that supplies consumer organisations and dishwasher manufacturers globally. We set the dishwasher to a standard cycle at 60°C and test each detergent 4 times. To see how well the detergents have cleaned the plates, we measure the reflectance with a spectrophotometer before and after cleaning.

    Model

    • Avg price

      $9.25

    • Type

      Tablet

    • Cost per load

      31c

    • Washes per pack

      30

    • Pack size

      30

    • Dissolvable wrapper

      Yes

    Specifications

    • pH

      9.5

    • Origin

      New Zealand

    • Contain rinse aid

      Yes

    • Phosphate free

      Yes

    • Fragrance

      Lime with baking soda

    More info

    • Notes

      -

    Member reviews

    3 Member reviews

    Very good product

    Pros

    Good price per load so I buy the 60 tablet pack most often.

    Cons

    None I know of.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Mary B.

    Used 6 months or more

    Cost effective and does a great job.

    Pros

    Cost per tablet is very low considering how well they work. Even on our dish drawer’s fast wash, they do a good job cleaning post and pans.

    Cons

    The latest box I bought this week contained tablets that were quite a bit thinner and more crumbly than previously, so I hope the manufacturer isn’t quietly cheapening the product!

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Scott M.

    Used 6 months or more

    Cheap and effective with disssolvable wrapper

    Pros

    Made in NZ

    Cons

    Nil

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Kim P.

    Used 1 month or less