Dishwasher detergents

Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.

Dishwasher detergents

Miele

Dishwasher Ultra Tabs Multi

recommended

80

Avg price

$29.95

Member Reviews

    This tablet dishwasher detergent performs very well overall and costs 50¢ per wash. It's excellent at removing baked-on cheese stains, very good at removing egg-yolk and minced-meat stains, good at removing red wine and coffee stains, and OK at removing rice stains.

    Test results

    • 89
      Egg yolk
    • 59
      Rice starch
    • 92
      Baked-on cheese
    • 76
      Red wine
    • 75
      Coffee

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    Good points

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

    Extra test results

    • Minced meat

      8.6

    Model

    • Avg price

      $29.95

    • Type

      Tablet

    • Pack size

      60

    • Cost per load

      50c

    Specifications

    • Washes per pack

      60

    • pH

      11.0

    • Origin

      Germany

    Features

    • Dissolvable wrapper

      Yes

    Label claims

    • Contain rinse aid

      Yes

    • Septic safe

      No

    • Phosphate free

      Yes

    • Cruelty free

      No

    More Info

    • Notes

      Available online at miele.co.nz.

    Member reviews

    1 Member review

    Miele dishwasher tabs

    Pros

    Good product from a respected overseas manufacturer.

    Cons

    Can only be purchased online. Courier cost is then added at about $12 for a box of 60 tabs making this product far more expensive than NZ products that are just as good, or better, and readily available in local shops. It’s surprising that Consumer did not comment on or factor in this extra cost.

    Recommend it?

    No, this product has too many drawbacks.

    David M.

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