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Product review
Updated February 2022

Dishwasher detergents

Tablet or powder? See which type tops our test.

February 2022

Shine

10 in 1 Dishwashing tablets

Price
$5
Score
68

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Test results

  • 68
    Cleaning performance

Cleaning performance scores

  • Egg yolk
    83
  • Rice starch
    54
  • Baked-on cheese
    80
  • Red wine
    49
  • Coffee
    51
  • Minced meat
    89

Other ratings

  • Packaging assessment
    Good
  • Environmental assessment
    Acceptable
  • Safety
    Acceptable

Product details

  • Type
    Tablet
  • Cost per wash
    $0.17
  • Packaging type
    Cardboard
  • Washes per pack
    30
  • Pack size
    30 tablets
  • Fragrance
    Citrus

Specifications

  • pH
    10.8
  • Dissolvable wrapper
    Yes
  • Origin
    China

Packaging claims

  • Contain rinse aid claim
    Yes
  • Cruelty free claim
    No
  • Septic tank safe claim
    No
  • Grey water safe claim
    No

More info

  • Notes
    This product's packaging doesn't have first aid advice if ingested or if it gets on skin. Available at Countdown

Member reviews

1 Member review

Really surprised these scored well

Pros

Cheap

Cons

Extremely poor cleaning. I can’t believe these scored so well in consumer tests. I found the wrapper often didn’t dissolve, and some items had to go through 3 times. I had a 100 pack and was considering throwing it out. I wondered if they were made of baking soda because of the poor performance and lack of safety warning

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Robert B.

Used 1 - 3 months

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