Dishwasher detergents

Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.

Dishwasher detergents


Dishwasher Powder



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    Test results

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

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    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.

    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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    • Washes per pack


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    • Dissolvable wrapper



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    • Origin

      New Zealand

    • Contain rinse aid


    • Phosphate free


    • Fragrance


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    Member reviews

    3 Member reviews

    works well


    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


    not good for heavily baked on stains

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Ruth B.

    Used 6 months or more

    Ecostore Dishwasher Powder


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


    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


    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.



    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Michele M.

    Used 6 months or more