Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.
This tablet dishwasher detergent performs very well overall and costs 40¢ per wash. It's excellent at removing baked-on cheese stains, very good at removing egg-yolk, red wine, and minced-meat stains, and good at removing rice stains and coffee stains.
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No obvious bad points.
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.
Confirmed as phosphate free by the manufacturer.
It's a generally very good detergent.
I found this to be very bad at removing soy milk (with extra protein) stains. I had to rewash by hand.
Maybe, it depends on what you're after.