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Last updated: 16 January 2019

Even if you have a dishwasher, chances are you still buy dishwashing liquid for washing up in the sink. We lab test and review dishwashing liquids from most brands, including Aldi, Coles, Fairy, Finish and Palmolive.

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Our expert testers give every dishwashing liquid a thorough workout to help find the product that:

  • removes the most dirt when scrubbing away in the sink
  • produces the most foam, and
  • cleans the most plates per pack.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which brands claim to be gentle on the hands, cruelty-free, have biodegradable surfactants and are phosphate-free. Just like in our dishwasher reviews, our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

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