Dishwasher detergents

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Dishwasher detergents

Fairy

Platinum All in one dishwasher capsules lemon

recommended

72

Avg price

$13.99

Member Reviews

    These capsules were good at removing egg yolk and minced meat stains, but they aren't cheap at 78¢ per wash.

    Test results

    • 90
      Egg yolk
    • 63
      Rice starch
    • 79
      Baked-on cheese
    • 52
      Red wine
    • 61
      Coffee
    • 87
      Minced meat

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    Good points

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

    Bad points

    • 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.

    Model

    • Avg price

      $13.99

    • Type

      Capsule

    • Cost per load

      78c

    • Washes per pack

      18

    • Pack size

      18

    • Dissolvable wrapper

      Yes

    Specifications

    • pH

      11

    • Origin

      Belgium

    • Contain rinse aid

      Yes

    • Phosphate free

      Yes, confirmed by the manufacturer

    • Fragrance

      Lemon

    Member reviews

    2 Member reviews

    Fairy does my dishes

    Pros

    Have found it to be the best I have ever tried. Used to use Active, which is great, but Fairy just does an even better job of cleaning really dirty dishes

    Cons

    None

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Lyn F.

    Used 6 months or more

    fairly stuck

    Pros

    no unwrapping, just place in dishwasher

    Cons

    I found the Fairy brand did not fit in my dispenser easily and that they often did not dissolve and the dispenser lid didn't open correctly. I did place them straight into the cutler basket to use them up, that seemed to work.

    Recommend it?

    Maybe, it depends on what you're after.

    Susan C.

    Used 1 - 3 months