CHOICE Shared the Best and Worst Dishwasher Products, But How Did home recipes like Bicarb soda perform? You may be surprised!

CHOICE Shared, “It doesn’t matter how good your dishwasher is at cleaning if the detergent leaves dishes dirty.

These 12 products pictured below failed to score above 50% in CHOICE lab tests.

So which ones scored the best?

Earth Choice All in One Dish Tablets – 81%
Miele Dishwasher Ultra Tabs Multi – 80%
Miele Dishwasher Powder – 78%
Coles Ultra with Active Oxygen Tablets – 76%
Ecostore All in One Dishwasher Tablets – 76%
Fairy Platinum All in One Tablets – 76%
Finish tablets ranged from 70 – 75%

Meanwhile the good old homemade recipes like bicarb soda and vinegar or lemon etc rated only 14%.


CHOICE uses plates pre-soiled with stains most commonly difficult to remove from a plate. These plates are then loaded into a dishwasher and a program run. Plates are then removed and scanned via a spectrophotometer to get a reflectance value of how much stain is removed.

Read the full results here.

Share your comments below

  • I only use bicarb for cleaning my microwave


  • Interesting! Although I wouldn’t use bi carb or vinegar in my dishwasher. Most of the tablets didn’t have much of a difference in score between them.


  • I always find it interesting reading Choice scores!!


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