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Last updated: 03 October 2023


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Our lab test looks at 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.

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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List of brands we tested in this review.


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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.

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    Detergent type

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

      Cost per wash

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      Calculated on the price we purchased at. This will vary based on the size of the pack you buy and specials available on the day.

      enter value/s in increments of i between 0 and 1.87

      Washes per pack

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      This is calculated based on the recommended dose for a normal wash.

      enter value/s in increments of i between 15 and 100

      Shop Ethical rating

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      Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.

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        • Dissolvable wrapper
        • Rinse aid claim
        • Phosphate free claim
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        • Septic safe claim
        • Shop Ethical rating
        • Country of origin
        • Listed ingredients


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