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Last updated: 07 August 2018

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.

Did you know CHOICE tests much more than just dishwasher detergents? Check out our top 50 reviews.

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Did you know CHOICE tests much more than just detergents? Check out our Top 50 reviews.

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