Dishwasher detergents

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Dishwasher detergents

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Ultimate Citrus Zest

recommended

80

Avg price

$11.50

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 86
      Egg yolk
    • 78
      Rice starch
    • 92
      Baked-on cheese
    • 70
      Red wine
    • 67
      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

      $11.50

    • Type

      Tablet

    • Cost per load

      38c

    • Washes per pack

      30

    • Pack size

      30

    • Dissolvable wrapper

      Yes

    Specifications

    • pH

      9.8

    • Origin

      New Zealand

    • Contain rinse aid

      Yes

    • Phosphate free

      Yes

    • Fragrance

      Citrus

    More info

    • Notes

      -

    Member reviews

    1 Member review

    Best buy ever

    Pros

    Washes well on a range of cycles - including quick wash. Value for money. I find it washes tea & coffee cups really well - no staining.

    Cons

    Haven’t found any.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    MAREE G.

    Used 6 months or more