Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.
This powder dishwasher detergent performs only just OK overall, but it only costs 16¢ per wash. It's good at removing red wine stains and OK at removing coffee and minced-meat stains, but it's just OK at removing egg-yolk stains and baked-on cheese stains, and extremely poor at removing rice stains.
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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.