Dishwasher detergents

Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.

Dishwasher detergents

Finish

Powerball All in 1 Max

score

62

Avg price

$25.00

Member Reviews

    This tablet dishwasher detergent performs OK overall and costs 47¢ per wash. It's good at removing rice stains and minced-meat stains, and OK at removing egg-yolk, baked-on cheese and coffee stains, but it's just OK at removing red wine stains.

    Test results

    • 55
      Egg yolk
    • 73
      Rice starch
    • 64
      Baked-on cheese
    • 50
      Red wine
    • 57
      Coffee

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    Good points

    • OK at removing egg-yolk stains.
    • Good at removing rice stains.
    • OK at removing baked-on cheese stains.
    • OK at removing coffee stains.
    • 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.

    Extra test results

    • Minced meat

      7.0

    Model

    • Avg price

      $25.00

    • Type

      Tablet

    • Pack size

      53

    • Cost per load

      47c

    Specifications

    • Washes per pack

      53

    • pH

      10.7

    • Origin

      Poland

    Features

    • Dissolvable wrapper

      Yes

    Label claims

    • Contain rinse aid

      No

    • Septic safe

      Yes

    • Phosphate free

      Yes

    • Cruelty free

      No

    More Info

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