Updated 9 Jun 2016

Palmolive

Antibacterial with Lemon Extracts Ultra Concentrate

Bottom line: This dishwashing liquid performs OK, comes in a 750ml pack and its surfactants are biodegradable. But the grey water isn't safe for the garden or septic tanks.

Antibacterial with Lemon Extracts Ultra Concentrate
Consumer score
62
Avg price

$4.99

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How we test

The plates in our test sink are pre-soiled with a combination of oils, milk powder, gravy, flour, vegetable stock and carbon, to simulate common stains. We wash the plates using a mechanical scrubbing arm, using 5ml of detergent in a 5L sink. Reflectiveness is measured before and after scrubbing with a spectrophotometer. Each detergent is tested 8 times with the average used as the final performance score.

Many detergents in our test come in various pack sizes and fragrances. These have no effect on their performance.

Key data

Ratings

Overall score (%)
62%
Potential washes per pack (per sink)
150

Product

Avg price
$4.99
Pack size (ml)
750
Recyclable bottle
PET 1

Claims

Surfactants biodegradable
Safe for septic tanks
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Grey water safe
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Cruelty free
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Gentle on hands
Kosher certified
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Phosphate free
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Plant based ingredients
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