CHOICE are pleased to share that in their latest dishwasher detergent test, ‘eco’ products took out three of the five top spots, proving that you can still be gentle to the earth but tough on food stains.

They claim that the ‘eco’ products were also much cheaper per wash than many standard dishwashing detergents.

Best dishwasher detergents

Equal first: Earth Choice Dish Tablets and Finish Powerball Quantum Ultimate Pro Lemon Sparkle

CHOICE Expert Rating: 78%
Cost: 39c per wash (Earth Choice), $1 per wash (Finish)

Equal second: EcoStore Dishwasher Tablets and Finish Powerball Quantum Ultimate Pro Baking Soda

CHOICE Expert Rating: 77%
Cost: 38c per wash (EcoStore), $1 per wash (Finish)

Third: Koh Dishwashing tablets

CHOICE Expert Rating: 76%
Cost: 60c per wash

Poorest performing dishwasher detergents

These are the worst performers in the test, along with their ratings:

  • Coles Ultra Dishwasher Powder Lemon Fresh 2x Concentrate (43%)
  • Simply Clean Lemon Myrtle Dishwasher Powder (44%)
  • Earth Choice Dishwasher Powder Lemon Fresh (47%)
  • Woolworths Shine Dishwasher Powder Concentrate (48%)
  • Aldi Logix Dishwashing Powder 2x Concentrate (50%)
  • Morning Fresh Dishwasher Powder (50%).

Find the full results on CHOICE here.

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