Dishwasher detergents
Product review
Updated November 2020

Dishwasher detergents

Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.

October 2020

EcoStore

Dishwasher Powder

Price
$7.45
Score
43

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Test results

  • 58
    Egg yolk
  • 11
    Rice starch
  • 32
    Baked-on cheese
  • 48
    Red wine
  • 56
    Coffee
  • 55
    Minced meat

Good points

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

Bad points

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

Model

  • Avg price

    $7.45

  • Type

    Powder

  • Cost per load

    11c

  • Washes per pack

    67

  • Pack size

    1000

  • Dissolvable wrapper

    na

Specifications

  • pH

    10.8

  • Origin

    New Zealand

  • Contain rinse aid

    No

  • Phosphate free

    Yes

  • Fragrance

    Lemon

More info

  • Notes

    -

Member reviews

3 Member reviews

works well

Pros

I bought this on the basis of some previous Consumer test:
it cleans most things well
doesn't leave streaks when rinse aid used
I have no trouble with coffee stains
I like powder because the quantity can be adjusted to degree of dirt or for half full machine

Cons

not good for heavily baked on stains

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Ruth B.

Used 6 months or more

Ecostore Dishwasher Powder

Pros

Cleans well but could be better.
Septic-tank friendly.
Gentler on my skin.

Cons

No rinse aid so glass is not as clear as it could be.
Gets a VERY LOW SCORE in the 2020 Consumer review vs the Ecostore tablets. Why? How has it dropped since the previous score? It doesn't work this bad for me.
Powder vs Tablet:
58% vs 87%
11% vs 72%
32% vs 93%
48% vs 62%
56% vs 63%

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Mark H.

Used 6 months or more

Great product

Pros

I find the Ecostore dishwasher power equally as good as the tablets. They clean the dishes well and glassware comes out sparkling. I particularly like that neither the Ecostore tablets or powder are tested on animals.

Cons

None.

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Michele M.

Used 6 months or more

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