Dishwasher detergents
Product review
Updated November 2020

Dishwasher detergents

Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.

October 2020

Finish

Powerball Quantum Ultimate Pro Lemon Sparkle

Price
$25.00
Score
78
Recommended

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Test results

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

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.

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

5 Member reviews

Disappointed customer

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

It scratches my glassware I don’t put good glasses in but all my everyday glassware is damaged and coffee cups eventually loose their glaze.

Recommend it?

Maybe, it depends on what you're after.

Dawn C.

Used 6 months or more

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

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