7 Best Dishwasher Detergents – Reviews of Dishwashing Detergent
Best Dishwasher Detergents: A dishwasher detergent has a big job to do. It must cut and remove all types of burned-in, dried foods from dishes, cutlery, and cookware. But leave sensitive glasses stained and film-free. It also has to work in different water hardness levels. And be safe for your dishwasher and everything you put in there. Finding a great one can mean the difference between getting flawless results. The first time and rerunning them – or worse, washing objects again by hand.
Good Housekeeping Institute’s cleaning laboratory
In our tests in the Good Housekeeping Institute’s cleaning laboratory. We found that dishwashing powder, gels, and tablets or packs all work well. Which form you choose depends on your personal preferences and how much money you want to spend.
The powder is usually the most economical, Single-dose packs or tablets are the most convenient. Therefore usually the most expensive, and Liquids or gels fall somewhere in between. In our tests, we don’t see the biggest differences between the brands to form. So if you find a brand that cleans well in your machine and water hardness, any shape should work for you!
GH Cleaning Lab
When we test dishwashing detergents in the GH Cleaning Lab, we apply our own fatty spinach mixture to plates, bowls and cutlery. The glasses are covered with milk, beaten egg yolk is brushed onto bowls and plates and the edges of coffee cups are “kissed” with lipstick.
We bake Mac and cheese and baked beans into baking dishes, fry a hamburger in a pan and make a portion of oatmeal in a saucepan. Everything is dried or baked for two hours before we charge the two identical dishwashers that we use for all of our detergent tests.
After cleaning, we visually inspect each item for food residues and greasy residues that have not been removed. The glasses are carefully examined for stains and film residues in a special lightbox. Each detergent is tested in the same way for more reliable results. Here are the best dishwashing detergents according to the tests of the GH Cleaning Lab:
BEST TOTAL DETERGENT
Platinum ActionPacs dishwashing liquid
Cascade is synonymous with Excellent detergent performance and these action pacs are as good as they can be. Part powder, part gel, they have the optimal combination of fat cutters and dirt removers to remove the adhering material, but also ingredients to minimize stains and protect glassware from harmful etching, which can make it look dull and cloudy. We love them so much that we use them in other GH kitchens to clean up after all the tests we do.
BEST VALUE DISHWASHER DETERGENT
Automatic dishwashing powder: Great value for money
If the price is a major concern, Walmart’s Great Value brand is exactly what the name says, great value. At only 13 cents per load, This is an updated version of the formula, which was the best overall powder in our last dishwasher test. It effortlessly cuts through our burned-in dirt and sparkled glassware and cutlery, even in the cycles we ran hard water on.
BEST VALUE DISHWASHER DETERGENT TABLET
Ready Quantum Dishwasher Detergent Tablets
These tablets Pack powerful cleaning in just 20 cents per wash. Each Finish Quantum is a three-chamber tablet that removes adhering food, bleaches stains and rinses off residues to make everything shiny. In our Cleaning Lab tests, Finish was a powerful detergent tablet that zapped even our hard-to-remove stains like dried red lipstick stains and burnt cheese.
BEST DISHWASHER DETERGENT TABLET
Ultra Tabs Multi Dishwasher Detergent
Miele Ultra Tabs Multi from the company that makes our premium GH Seal Star dishwashers works in Miele or any dishwasher. The solid stone made of detergent powder is easy to use and tidy to store and completely dissolves – including its water-soluble shell – after dispensing. Each tablet contains three layers of powerful cleaning ingredients that were used in our tests Remove adhering dirt and leave cookware and cutlery made of stainless steel shiny and glassware sparkling clean.
BEST DISHWASHER DETERGENT GEL
Complete Gel + Oxi dishwashing liquid
Contains Cascade’s Gel hard-working ingredients such as enzymes to dissolve starchy oatmeal, dried egg and melted cheese. With the addition of oxi bleach in this new formula, tea and coffee stains are a thing of the past. In our last GH Cleaning Lab detergent test, it was our best-tested gel formula and the only one that wore a childproof cap for safety reasons. Bravo!
EST SCENTED DISHWASHER DETERGENT
Automatic dish pacs
EST PLANT-BASED DISHWASHER
Ecover automatic dishwasher tablets
For those who prefer herbal cleaners, finding a good dishwashing detergent that fights stubborn dirt can be a challenge. Many are simply not up to the task. But Ecover is the exception. In our test This biodegradable formula based on plants and minerals We cleaned our heavily soiled loads amazingly well and left our glassware practically free of film and stains. Even the box is made from 94% recycled cardboard.