After testing countless dishwasher detergents we have come up with a list of the best ones. Read full review now!
#1 Cascade Platinum ActionPacs Dishwasher Detergent
Cascade Platinum ActionPac is the best dishwasher detergent we have come across. Unlike with cheaper brands you don’t need to scrub or rinse your dishes before placing them in dishwasher. As long as you get any large pieces of food off the dishes they will come out of the dishwasher sparkling, gleaming and perfectly clean. Sometimes it even manages to clean stains that are near to impossible to scrub out by hand. You might have experienced dishes being too wet after the dishwasher has runs its cycle, which can be annoying if you have to hand-dry them, but you won’t experience this problem with this detergent – dishes come out pretty drier than with other products. There is also built-in dishwasher cleaner ingredient that keeps your washer clean from all the nasty stuff.
Cascade Platinum ActionPacs consists of three ingredients:
- Cascade ActionPacs – Tackle tough messes
- Cascade Rinse Aid – Reduces spots and streaks
- Cascade Dishwasher Cleaner – Keeps your machine sparkling (You don’t need to clean the dishwasher every week with vinegar)
If you have been using other dishwasher detergent you might not experience flawless performance with Cascade Platinum ActionPacs on the first wash, but after couple runs you will see why Cascade Platinum ActionPacs is the best dishwasher detergent of 2019!
- Cleans dishes perfectly
- Keeps dishwasher clean
- 27 cents per count
- Grease-Fighting Power of Dawn
- Cleans 24-Hr Stuck-on Food
- Cleans Baked-On Food
- No Prewash Needed
- Tough on Burnt-On Messes
- Sparkling-Clean Silverware
- Helps Keep Dishwasher Sparkling
#2 Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Soap Tablets
Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Soap Tablets is an eco-friendly dishwasher detergent. It’s made from renewable plant based and mineral ingredients. It contains absolutely zero fragrance, dyes or chlorine and is packaged in recycled cardboard. The tablets itself are wrapped in recyclable plastic as well. They don’t make any toxic or any small at all like other detergents do.
Unlike other natural detergents this one actually works very well. The cleaning performance is almost as good as Cascade Platinum ActionPac, which is a bit better at cleaning stains. The dishes come out sparkling clean and there is no residue on them or in dishwasher. It works so well actually you can try cutting tablets in half and putting just the half inside the dishwasher – and for most of you the dishes will come out perfectly clean.
- Great cleaning performance
- Makes no smell
- Doesn’t clean as good Cascade Platinum ActionPac (but isn’t far off)
- 27 cents per count
- Powers away stuck on food & gets dishes sparkling clean
- Made with renewable plant based & mineral ingredients
- Biodegradable, phosphate free formula
- Never tested on animals
- 0% Fragrance, dyes or chlorine
- Packaged in recycled cardboard
#3 Finish Quantum Dishwasher Detergent Powerball Tablets
Finish Quantum Powerball is another great dishwasher detergent with similar cleaning performance of Ecover. It cleans super well and most of the time your dishes will come out of the dishwasher perfectly clean. You don’t have to pre-wash dishes. It’s slightly cheaper per count than the other two so you might save some money using this detergent which might not be as good as the other two, but still cleans very well and will leave large majority of consumers very happy.
There is some strong and unpleasant odor when you open the package however there is no weird smells after you take out the dishes. Detergent does a pretty good job of drying dishes and preventing any spots. It cleans hidden grease and limescale. On rare occurrences the tablets might fail to dissolve.
- Good cleaning performance
- Slightly cheaper than the other two
- 22 cents per count
- Glass Protection
- Wrapper Free
- No need to pre-rinse
- Removes tough stains like coffee and tea
- Attacks baked on food
- Removes hard water stains & buildup