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Last updated: 12 October 2021


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It doesn't matter how good your dishwasher is if the detergent you use performs poorly. Switch to a good quality detergent and you'll notice better cleaning performance straight away, without needing to upgrade your expensive appliance.

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We review tablet, powder and gel dishwasher detergents to determine which products:

  • give the best cleaning performance
  • offer the best value for money
  • claim to be environmentally friendly and cruelty-free.

Time for an upgrade? Pair our top-performing detergent with a CHOICE Recommended dishwasher.

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    Whether the dishwasher detergent is a tablet, powder or gel.

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      Does the dishwasher tablet have a soluble wrapper?

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          • Washes per pack
          • Cost per wash
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          • Egg yolk removal
          • Rice starch removal
          • Baked-on diet cheese removal
          • Red wine removal
          • Coffee removal
          • Minced meat removal
          • pH results
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          • Price
          • Pack size (grams/tabs)
          • Dissolvable wrapper
          • Rinse aid claim
          • Phosphate free claim
          • Cruelty free claim
          • Septic safe claim
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          • Listed ingredients


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