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    Default which dishwasher tablet?

    Kitchen reno is all a go and i now need to find a good dishwasher tablet. Ive never had a dishwasher before (i know right...living in the stoneages) so dont know where to start.

    Basically i just want one that works well. Not too fussed about environmentally friendly but of course thats good...if it works. Im happy to pay more for better clean but of course the cheaper the better right.
    Theres so many options out there. Quantum, homebrand, fairy, liquid, tablet, powder. Where do i start.

    Also, rinse aid, is this even needed?, dishwasher cleaner etc. Whats the best?

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    Default which dishwasher tablet?

    ETA Op I've just sent you a PM with the link to a 2016 comparison by Choice on the different products. It might be helpful!
    We use Finish tabs and Rinse Aid - and buy when they're on special, which they often are. I think it's habit rather than absolute certainty that those products are better because I don't think I've ever tried anything else!
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    I use Finish Powerball tablets. They are great at removing tough dirt. I get them in boxes of 120 for about $20 at the $2 shops in town. Much cheaper than the supermarkets.

    I also use Rinse Aid. I found when I didn't my glassware always came out with spots on it. The Rinse Aid gives me a clear, shiny finish on my glassware.

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    I've found the Aldi 16 in 1 tablets really good, before I switched I used finish powerball tablets.

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    I use these cheap Coles ones:

    IMG_1487305319.591548.jpg

    They work well and they're really good value for money.

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    Finish quantum & rinse aid.

    I have tried fairy brand though whilst on holidays and was really impressed as well.

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    as a bit of food for thought - my dad used to repair dishwashers until a few years ago - a major reason for repair is use of the tablets rather than using separate power. His recommendation for the health of dishwashers is to use a powder and the finish brand rinse aid (part of the problem is apparently that the tablets use more stuff than most dishwashers need)

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    We use the finish top of range ones because I haven't had much luck with anything else. I throw them in the bottom of the dishwasher.
    I don't use rinse aid. Don't need to.
    I'm sure they are horrible for the environment. We only buy them on sale otherwise they are ridiculously expensive.

    We rent and our dishwasher is 5 years old and going ok. It's a dishlex.
    My actual advice would be if you get a really good dishwasher you can probably use any type in it with good results.
    From using this one I would not recommend it at all.

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    I use the finish powder and rinse aid. We had an issue a few years back and the repairman said powder is better for the machine. I found the tablets are also very caustic on Chinaware.

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    Yep as pp have said we use powder. Especially because we have the F&P dish drawers to the tablets are WAY to much. The tablets end up clogging the drain pipes. We've been told this by a couple of repair guys now.


 

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