Updated 17 Sep 2018

Ecover

All-in-One Dishwasher Tablets

Bottom line: This tablet dishwasher detergent performs OK overall and costs 59¢ per wash. It's very good at removing egg-yolk, baked-on cheese and minced-meat stains, and it's OK at removing red wine and coffee stains, but it's extremely poor at removing rice stains.

All-in-One Dishwasher Tablets
Consumer score
67
Avg price

$14.85

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Test results

Overall score
OK
67
Egg yolk
Very good
8.9/10
Rice starch
Extremely poor
1.7/10
Baked-on cheese
Very good
8.2/10
Red wine
OK
6.3/10
Coffee
OK
6.3/10

Good points

  • Very good at removing egg-yolk 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.

But

  • Extremely poor at removing rice stains.
  • Wrapper is not dissolvable.

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
8.7

Model

Avg price
$14.85
Type
Tablet
Pack size
25
Cost per load
59c

Specifications

Washes per pack
25
pH
10.6
Origin
Belgium

Features

Dissolvable wrapper
No

Label claims

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

More Info

Notes
Confirmed as phosphate free by the manufacturer. Available online at ceres.co.nz and other organics stores.