Dishwasher detergents
Product review
Updated November 2020

Dishwasher detergents

Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.

October 2020

Active

Ultimate Citrus Zest

Price
$11.50
Score
80
Recommended

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Test results

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

    $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

3 Member reviews

Fantastic

Pros

Hardly have to scrub anything before putting it in the dishwasher. Even caked on batter came off

Cons

None

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Sarah B.

Used 3 - 6 months

Poor performance

Pros

Nothing

Cons

I have tried all types of active blocks and found them lacking. Even with 2 blocks per load, ineffective wash, with residue on multiple dishes.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Pip D.

Used 1 month or less

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

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