Dishwasher detergents

Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.

Dishwasher detergents

Earthwise

Dishwasher Powder

score

58

Avg price

$7.50

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 79
      Egg yolk
    • 20
      Rice starch
    • 48
      Baked-on cheese
    • 63
      Red wine
    • 63
      Coffee
    • 76
      Minced meat

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    Good points

    • Good at removing egg-yolk stains.
    • OK at removing red wine stains.
    • OK at removing coffee stains.
    • Good at removing minced-meat stains.

    Bad points

    • Extremely poor at removing rice stains.
    • Just OK at removing baked-on cheese stains.

    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

      $7.50

    • Type

      Powder

    • Cost per load

      15c

    • Washes per pack

      50

    • Pack size

      1000

    • Dissolvable wrapper

      na

    Specifications

    • pH

      10.9

    • Origin

      New Zealand

    • Contain rinse aid

      Yes

    • Phosphate free

      Yes

    • Fragrance

      Lemon

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