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We test over 25 dishwashing liquids in the CHOICE labs from Finish, Morning Fresh, Aldi and more.
The difference between dishwashing liquids can vary from around 1000 to just over 4500 plates washed per pack.
We review 27 dishwashing liquids, covering most brands including Aldi, Coles, Fairy, Finish and Palmolive, to determine which products:
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Performance score Using 4mL of each washing up liquid in a 5L basin, we wash plates pre-soiled with oils and foodstuffs at timed intervals until the foam in the basin dies. Each product is tested three times. The performance score is based on the number of plates washed before the foam dies.
The value score is unweighted and is indicative only, not used as a basis for our recommendations.
This is the number of plates washed using 4mL in a 5L sink. Plates are washed till suds die down.
This is a claim on the packaging. It might be accompanied by an official looking label, or just a piece of text stating the claim. We haven't tested it, so take all claims with a grain of salt.
This is the price we paid for the pack in store.
This is the size of the pack we purchased. The larger the pack, the larger the savings that could be made.
This is calculated from the number of plates washed from 4mL.
Where they lists ingredients, we detail them.
We use a variety of stains so we cover as many bases as possible.
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