Dishwasher detergents

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Dishwasher detergents

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Powerball Quantum Ultimate Pro Lemon Sparkle

recommended

78

Avg price

$25.00

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 85
      Egg yolk
    • 79
      Rice starch
    • 93
      Baked-on cheese
    • 62
      Red wine
    • 65
      Coffee
    • 86
      Minced meat

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    Good points

    • Very good at removing egg-yolk stains.
    • Good at removing rice stains.
    • Excellent 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.

    Model

    • Avg price

      $25.00

    • Type

      Capsule

    • Cost per load

      78c

    • Washes per pack

      32

    • Pack size

      32

    • Dissolvable wrapper

      Yes

    Specifications

    • pH

      10.3

    • Origin

      Poland

    • Contain rinse aid

      Yes

    • Phosphate free

      Yes

    • Fragrance

      Lemon

    More info

    • Notes

      -

    Member reviews

    4 Member reviews

    Even cleans the stains from the RSA coffee mugs which I bring home to clean periodically!

    Pros

    It cleans a much greater range of stains than other products I have tried. I buy it when it is on special.

    Cons

    I know it is more expensive but for a B&B you have to be particular.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Joy M.

    Used 6 months or more

    Great stuff

    Pros

    I won’t put the cheap junk tablets in our machine and these have fabulous results.

    Cons

    None

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Marcus A.

    Used 3 - 6 months

    Great Clean

    Pros

    Gives dishes a thorough clean, leaves glassware sparkling. I buy when on special so more economical than consumer review. Daughter recently bought a cheaper product which was obviously inferior and it was a relief to get back to this one.

    Cons

    No downsides for me.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Sue S.

    Used 1 - 3 months

    No better than anything else

    Pros

    There is nothing outstanding about this product for the price. We live rurally and use filtered rain water for the household.

    Cons

    The liquid component leaks out. Messy.

    Recommend it?

    No, this product has too many drawbacks.

    N R.

    Used 1 - 3 months