Updated 17 Sep 2018

Miele

Dishwasher Powder

Bottom line: This powder dishwasher detergent performs well overall and costs 36¢ per wash. It's very good at removing egg-yolk and minced-meat stains, good at removing baked-on cheese, red wine and coffee stains, and OK at removing rice stains.

Dishwasher Powder
Consumer recommended
78
Avg price

$24.95

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Test results

Overall score
Good
78
Egg yolk
Very good
8.8/10
Rice starch
OK
6.2/10
Baked-on cheese
Good
7.9/10
Red wine
Good
7.7/10
Coffee
Good
7.4/10

Good points

  • Very good at removing egg-yolk stains.
  • OK at removing rice stains.
  • Good at removing baked-on cheese stains.
  • Good at removing red wine stains.
  • Good at removing coffee stains.
  • Very good at removing minced-meat stains.

But

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.

Key data

Extra test results

Minced meat
8.6

Model

Avg price
$24.95
Type
Powder
Pack size
1400g
Cost per load
36c

Specifications

Washes per pack
70
pH
10.6
Origin
Not stated

Features

Dissolvable wrapper
n/a

Label claims

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

More Info

Notes
Confirmed as phosphate free by the manufacturer. Available online at miele.co.nz.