Dishwasher detergents
Product review
Updated November 2020

Dishwasher detergents

Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.

October 2020

Active

Rapid Lime with Baking Soda

Price
$9.25
Score
78
Recommended

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Test results

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

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.

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

4 Member reviews

Stained plastic orange

Pros

Cleans ok

Cons

It stained my plastic dishwasher safe bottles orange and has started to stain my dispenser with a orange colour too

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Nicola S.

Used 1 month or less

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

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