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Are finish dishwasher tablets the only way?

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mousebacon Sun 28-Oct-12 16:17:12

Has anyone found a good, cheaper, alturnative to finish dishwasher tablets?

I really don't want squeaky, scratchy dishes and have fallen for the advertising really (mug that I am).

Ruprekt Sun 28-Oct-12 16:18:08

We alternate between Finish and Waitrose essential dw tablets.

Both are good. I just alternate each day.

wheredidiputit Sun 28-Oct-12 16:20:23

I tend to use whichever are on offer. Although am thinking of going back to powder.

moocowmrs Sun 28-Oct-12 16:20:55

Yes have tried lots of brands finish def. the best option. They are often on offer half price and the like if you shop around.

moocowmrs Sun 28-Oct-12 16:21:16

Yes have tried lots of brands finish def. the best option. They are often on offer half price and the like if you shop around.

RonettePulaski Sun 28-Oct-12 16:23:44

I use sainsbo basics. Everything is clean and sparkling. I think dishwasher tablets are a huge con

Rikalaily Sun 28-Oct-12 16:25:00

I use the ASDA own brand 5 in one tablets. I find them way better than Finish, always end up with watermarks when I use those.

notcitrus Sun 28-Oct-12 16:26:33

Lidl are the only decent alternative with my hard water. Others don't compare. Even Lidl need salt added more often.

Flisspaps Sun 28-Oct-12 16:27:04

We use ASDA Smartprice, Tesco's Daisy or Lidl's W5. Used Finish when on offer but haven't noticed any difference!

MousyMouse Sun 28-Oct-12 16:30:31

the quantum ones are good.
lidl second (the all in one kind) best

thixotropic Sun 28-Oct-12 16:32:11

Tesco Daisy brand

Better than some of the branded ones and we have stupidly hard water.

mousebacon Sun 28-Oct-12 16:32:33

Thank you for the recommendations smile

Just felt like maybe I was being conned! I like the idea of alturnating days.

HeathRobinson Sun 28-Oct-12 16:33:48

I use the Lidl ones, fantastic imo.

Beamur Sun 28-Oct-12 16:36:12

I use the Lidl ones too - brilliant value

PigletJohn Sun 28-Oct-12 21:58:55

Aldi Almat came in the top group in Which tests.

Use salt and rinse aid, it gets better results, and a 5 in 1 tablet is no substitute.

Mum2Fergus Mon 29-Oct-12 07:18:22

I use Tesco or Asda own brand...the resl cheap ones lol whichever I can get cheapest and have never had any complaints with either.

picnicbasketcase Mon 29-Oct-12 07:19:39

Morrisons lemon ones are good. Avoid Astonish at all costs, everything comes out with a film of grey dust on it.

Fairylea Mon 29-Oct-12 07:23:58

Tesco daisy again here.

marriednotdead Mon 29-Oct-12 07:27:15

The Aldi Magnum ones are the best cheap ones according to Which? The Fairy Platinum score higher than Finish but there's only a couple of percentage points within the three. £4 versus £13 is a bit of a no brainer!

daisydoodoo Mon 29-Oct-12 07:27:42

Fairy but I stock up when on offer. I still use rinse aid and salt too though.

Violet77 Mon 29-Oct-12 07:42:51

Aldi.

colditz Mon 29-Oct-12 07:44:37

Yes.

colditz Mon 29-Oct-12 07:45:33

I think you might get away with supermarket tablets and finish rinse aid

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 14:13:19

genuinely we love tesco basics dw tabs (separate cheap rinse aid/salt also) . They are the best we've found - get rid of the food smells IMO better than finish!

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Mon 29-Oct-12 14:15:51

lidl ones are great, imo.

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