Dishwasher detergents

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Dishwasher detergents

Ecostore

Dishwasher powder lemon

score

66

Avg price

$8.99

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 75
      Egg yolk
    • 56
      Rice starch
    • 91
      Baked-on cheese
    • 45
      Red wine
    • 44
      Coffee
    • 86
      Minced meat

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    Good points

    • Good at removing egg-yolk stains.
    • OK at removing rice stains.
    • Excellent at removing baked-on cheese stains.
    • Very good at removing minced-meat stains.

    Bad points

    • Just OK at removing red wine stains.
    • Poor at removing coffee 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.

    Model

    • Avg price

      $8.99

    • Type

      Powder

    • Cost per load

      13c

    • Washes per pack

      67

    • Pack size

      1000

    • Dissolvable wrapper

      n/a

    Specifications

    • pH

      11

    • Origin

      New Zealand

    • Contain rinse aid

      No

    • Phosphate free

      Yes

    • Fragrance

      Lemon

    Member reviews

    1 Member review

    Great product

    Pros

    It cleans dishes well, is more environmentally friendly than most, the glassware comes out sparkling and it's not tested on animals. What's not to like!

    Cons

    None.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Michele M.

    Used 6 months or more