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Best/cheapest dishwasher detergent

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Lagoonablue Mon 10-Feb-14 20:31:57

Any suggestions? Tabs or is that Daisy stuff any good?

princessalbert Mon 10-Feb-14 20:34:08

I have been using Lidl tablets for years.

Quite cheap, and the dishes come out clean.

Lagoonablue Mon 10-Feb-14 20:35:32

Thanks but no Lidl here. There is an Aldi though!

Lifesagame Mon 10-Feb-14 20:37:05

Any tablet as long as you also use rinse aid and dishwasher salt. Lidl or Aldi just as good as the much more expensive brands.

Rascalls3 Mon 10-Feb-14 23:51:25

Tesco basic tablets are fab. I occasionally remember to put rinse aid/salt in and haven't noticed any difference from the results I had from the expensive brands I used to use.

BigArea Mon 10-Feb-14 23:52:11

Aldi tablets are ace, better than Finish IMO

MercuryRising Tue 11-Feb-14 06:31:51

I use the Daisy tablets and they do a great job.

Rosa Tue 11-Feb-14 06:35:56

i use any that are on specila offer and stock up.

Lagoonablue Tue 11-Feb-14 07:54:30

Thanks all

PigletJohn Tue 11-Feb-14 14:25:55

the Aldi one is very good.

Be sure to use salt and rinse aid which will improve your dwr.

Indith Tue 11-Feb-14 14:29:41

I use Daisy powder plus Daisy or own brand salt an rinse aid depending on which is cheaper when I do my shopping. Cheap, lasts ages and everything comes out clean so I assume it works!

specialsubject Tue 11-Feb-14 14:35:19

if you have a Wilkinson, there stuff works well and is cheap.

specialsubject Tue 11-Feb-14 14:35:41

oh FFS - THEIR!! blush

Bearleigh Tue 11-Feb-14 20:58:43

Waitrose or Sainsbury's own brand powder plus rinse aid and salt.

The Miele engineer told us our d/w wasn't working properly because we were using tablets, and to use the three separate elements.

Powder etc is cheaper and things, especially glasses now come out far more sparkling. We only use half the recommended dose, so it is even cheaper than I expected.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 12-Feb-14 13:40:48

Tesco daisy powder lasts me a good 9 months for under a fiver.

Betty5313 Wed 12-Feb-14 14:35:22

asda smart price tablets and asda salt here, everything comes out clean and without the horrid film and perfume finish leaves.

ToFollowJulie Wed 12-Feb-14 14:38:41

I've found powder to be much better than tablets. It dissolves more easily and you can control how much you use. If I can't find powder (my local Wilkinson doesn't stock it any more) I break tablets in half. Half a tablet seems to wash better than a whole one, possibly because it doesn't take so long to dissolve in the water.

PigletJohn Wed 12-Feb-14 14:44:09

if you are having problems with detergent dissolving, it may be that your dwr is not heating the water correctly.

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