Updated 17 Sep 2018

Finish

Powerball Quantum Original

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

Powerball Quantum Original
Consumer score
74
Avg price

$20.00

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Test results

Overall score
Good
74
Egg yolk
Very good
85%
Rice starch
Good
76%
Baked-on cheese
Excellent
90%
Red wine
Just OK
49%
Coffee
Just OK
54%

Good points

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

But

  • Just OK at removing red wine stains.
  • Just OK at removing coffee 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.

Key data

Extra test results

Minced meat
8.7

Model

Avg price
$20.00
Type
Tablet
Pack size
40
Cost per load
47c

Specifications

Washes per pack
40
pH
10.6
Origin
Poland

Features

Dissolvable wrapper
Yes

Label claims

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

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Notes
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