Updated 17 Sep 2018

Finish

Powerball Quantum Ultimate Original

Bottom line: This tablet dishwasher detergent performs well overall and costs 78¢ 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 stains and just OK at removing coffee stains.

Powerball Quantum Ultimate Original
Consumer score
75
Avg price

$14.00

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Test results

Overall score
Good
75
Egg yolk
Very good
89%
Rice starch
Good
79%
Baked-on cheese
Excellent
93%
Red wine
Just OK
48%
Coffee
Just OK
53%

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
$14.00
Type
Tablet
Pack size
18
Cost per load
78c

Specifications

Washes per pack
18
pH
10.8
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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