Dishwasher detergents

Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.

Dishwasher detergents

ecostore

Dishwasher Tablets

score

76

Avg price

$15.45

Member Reviews

    This tablet dishwasher detergent performs well overall and costs 52¢ per wash. It's very good at removing egg-yolk, baked-on cheese and minced-meat stains, and OK at removing rice, red wine and coffee stains.

    Test results

    • 89
      Egg yolk
    • 69
      Rice starch
    • 84
      Baked-on cheese
    • 65
      Red wine
    • 62
      Coffee

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    Good points

    • Very good at removing egg-yolk stains.
    • OK at removing rice stains.
    • Very good at removing baked-on cheese stains.
    • OK at removing red wine stains.
    • OK at removing coffee stains.
    • Very good at removing minced-meat stains.
    • Dissolvable wrapper.

    Bad points

    No obvious bad points.

    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.

    Extra test results

    • Minced meat

      8.7

    Model

    • Avg price

      $15.45

    • Type

      Tablet

    • Pack size

      30

    • Cost per load

      52c

    Specifications

    • Washes per pack

      30

    • pH

      10.6

    • Origin

      Denmark

    Features

    • Dissolvable wrapper

      Yes

    Label claims

    • Contain rinse aid

      Yes

    • Septic safe

      Yes

    • Phosphate free

      Yes

    • Cruelty free

      Yes

    More Info

    • Notes

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    Member reviews

    3 Member reviews

    Excellent product

    Pros

    I like the Ecostore dishwasher tablets because they do a great job and they aren't tested on animals. They feature in Consumer's recommended list and I always buy them on special, which makes them an even better purchase.

    Cons

    None.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Michele M.

    Used 6 months or more

    Works fine except for egg white

    Pros

    Seems to perform adequately, my dishes are almost always perfectly clean after a load with this product.

    Cons

    Terrible at removing egg white, my egg poacher is frequently just as dirty as before it went in. This is the case even with the highest temperature setting on my Bosh dishwasher (70 degrees Pots and Pans).

    Recommend it?

    Maybe, it depends on what you're after.

    Shane P.

    Used 1 month or less

    Performs well for us!

    Pros

    Having moved to this product about a year ago after having issues of residue build up and lack of tea stain removal when using Active - we haven't ever been disappointed with it. No residue, cleans well. And keeping an eye out at Countdown so we purchase when it is on special makes it more economical to use too.

    Cons

    None

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Diana W.

    Used 6 months or more