Updated 17 Sep 2018

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Dishwasher Powder

Bottom line: This powder dishwasher detergent performs only just OK overall, but it only costs 13¢ per wash. It's OK at removing red wine stains, but it's just OK at removing coffee stains and minced-meat stains, and poor at removing egg-yolk, rice and baked-on cheese stains.

Dishwasher Powder
Consumer score
45
Avg price

$8.99

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Test results

Overall score
Just OK
45
Egg yolk
Poor
42%
Rice starch
Poor
33%
Baked-on cheese
Poor
35%
Red wine
OK
57%
Coffee
Just OK
53%

Good points

  • OK at removing red wine stains.

But

  • Poor at removing egg-yolk stains.
  • Poor at removing rice stains.
  • Poor at removing baked-on cheese 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.

Key data

Extra test results

Minced meat
5.0

Model

Avg price
$8.99
Type
Powder
Pack size
1000g
Cost per load
13c

Specifications

Washes per pack
67
pH
10.9
Origin
New Zealand

Features

Dissolvable wrapper
n/a

Label claims

Contain rinse aid
No
Septic safe
Yes
Phosphate free
Yes
Cruelty free
Yes

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