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Last updated: 10 September 2020
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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 for the cleanest clean.

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List of brands we tested in this review.

    Price

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    This is the recommended retail price, but the price you pay depends on the retailer and the specials available on the day.

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 0 and 35.95

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    Dissolvable wrapper

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    Does the dishwasher tablet have a soluble wrapper?

      Type

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

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          Where the product was manufactured. Take this with a grain of salt though, because ingredients may have been sourced from a variety of countries.

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            • Rice starch removal
            • Baked-on diet cheese removal
            • Red wine removal
            • Coffee removal
            • Minced meat removal
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