Dishwasher detergents

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Dishwasher detergents

Eco Planet

Automatic dishwasher powder

don't buy


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Member Reviews

    This powder dishwasher detergent failed to clean any of the stains in our test well, earning our Don't Buy warning.

    Test results

    • 20
      Egg yolk
    • 13
      Rice starch
    • 34
      Baked-on cheese
    • 52
      Red wine
    • 50
    • 48
      Minced meat

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    Good points

    No obvious good points.

    Bad points

    • Extremely poor at removing egg-yolk stains.
    • Extremely poor at removing rice stains.
    • Poor at removing baked-on cheese stains.
    • Just OK at removing red wine stains.
    • Just OK at removing coffee stains.
    • Just OK at removing minced-meat 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.


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    • Origin

      New Zealand

    • Contain rinse aid


    • Phosphate free


    • Fragrance

      Kaffir lime and lemon