Effectively cleans dishes
Easy to use
No chemical fragrance
Tablet doesn't always completely dissolve
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Leaves my cups as tea stained as they started
Tea cups actually seem to gain dirt.
Often things come out feeling slightly greasy.
Was using an ECo-friendly dishwash tablet in Europe and it was brilliant.
Love the fact that I feel as though I can trust the fact that my dishes aren't coated with some carcinogenic chemical. Hence 2 stars not 1.
Disappointing. Tried it with some bi carb of soda and it was marginally better. Will add more next time.
Used to be better
Have been using these for a couple years now. Initially I was quite happy with them but after the recent changes, not so much. I now cut them out of the supposedly dissolving wrapper, because, well it doesn't seem to dissolve fast enough and was reducing the effectiveness of the tablets.
I usually use the Eco Store tablets, but they were sold out when I needed to buy a new box recently. Consequently, I decided to try these.
They're getting the glasses, cups and plates clean, but that's about all. Every pot needs to be scrubbed by hand when it comes out. The cutlery isn't clean enough, either. Plastic wear is being left with a residue.
Disappointing, because I absolutely love all the other Earth's Choice products I use.
Thought i'd give these a go as they are better for the environment and cheaper than other brands. Unfortunately they leave a powder residue on all my plastic items and cutlery. On closer inspection some plates as well. Now doing the 3rd wash on the same items. What a waste of money, power and water. I will never buy these again.
These dishwasher tablets are great. Dishes come out sparkling clean .I rarely bother to hand rinse first. Everything goes in together(glasses,crockery,cutlery and pots and pans.) and no issues. Love Earth Choice products. Never any problems with our septic.
great fot the enviroment and works very well
Very impressed I use this in my cheap dishwasher and my mum uses it in an expensive one, it works really well, crystal clear glasses, and removes the coffee stains on cups better than scrubbing love it thanks
I find these tablets just fine. I always put it on the bottom of the d/washer as they don't fit in my dispenser, so it always dissolves. I sometimes wonder if people rinse their dishes, specially dinner plates, before putting them in the machine. I'm sure this makes a huge difference to the performance of both the washer and detergent, along with not overloading. I've raised a lot of eyebrows over the years at the way some people stack their machines, so I'm not surprised there's performance issues. I only wash every few days, so in the interim day I do a pre-rinse, which may not be a function of all dishwashers. However, I do agree that the Finish Powerball tablets are probably the best. I buy them on eBay.
Always come back to this
These are really effective in our very old Miele dishwasher. It's a complete bonus that they are half the price of other brands and are also environmentally friendly. A few times I've bought the leading brands because of sales but they have not cleaned as well and I can't stand the strong smell they leave on my dishes.
A bit frustrated here, after seeing reviews on sunrise they said these earth choice tablets were the most popular choice across Australia , so I thought I'd give them a go (normally always use finish tablets)
Anyway I brought a box, did my rinsing and stacking and put a load on, to find this morning all my dishes still greasy and half dirty, so I had to take them all out and hand wash them anyway! Talk about double handling
Won't ever buy these again
tried to be green, but caused massive machine problems???
Our Miele dishwasher threw up an error message necessitating a very expensive service call. The technician said not to use Earth Choice tablets as they had caused all the problems in the machine; only use Finish.
Won't bother using again
The tablets don't remove the tea stains out of our cups, had to hand wash these which defeats the purpose of having a dishwasher. We have gone back to our preferred Aldi brand. No more hand washing yeah
Won't buy anything else
I am really surprised by the bad reviews. I've always had good results with Earth Choice products and their dishwasher tablets are no exception. I have a Fisher and Paykel double dishdrawer and I always wash on the fast cycle. The dishes come out clean with no water spots (which may be due more to the dishdrawer's dryer function). The only time I've had dirty dishes is when something jams the water jet. This also stops the tablet from dissolving completely so perhaps those people who commented on it not dissolving have a missing bottle top or s...omething stuck in the water jet - they are easy to miss! When this happens to me the dishes usually still get cleaned and I only know it's happened by seeing bits of undissolved tablet sitting in the tablet holder, which really shows how effective these tablets are. You probably could cut them in half and make the box last twice as long [runs to kitchen to do this]. I feel good knowing the tablets are a bit better for the environment than your average Finish and the 42 pack is often on sale at Woolworths.
Waste of money
Had to wash dishes three times in the dishwasher then once by hand. Not good for the environment there. Will be going back to finish or fairy job done first time. That's seems better for the environment.
Apart from one or two occasions when the tablets have not fully diluted, these Earth Choice dishwashing tablets do a very good job.
My dishes and cutlery comes out looking good - probably not perfect, but good nonetheless.
A generally reliable product from a manufacturer that seems to know what it is doing.
What a joke
How did these even get past the product testing stage? Sadly it's products like these and the fake 5-star posts that give the good green brands a bad name. Shame on woolies for stocking this rubbish and ripping consumers off
Cheap and very effective
These are great! I do not understand the problems some reviewers are having. I only just bought my first dishwasher in the past 6 months, a Smeg, and the manufacturer's "recommendation" is Finish. I bought these fandangled 3-in-1, rinse-aid-included Finish tabs for something like $50 a pack and they were crap! I even used Finish rinse aid in addition, and everything came out streaky and with soap residue. I tried these Earth Choice ones, because generally I like to buy biodegradable stuff wherever possible, and guess what – not a single issue. ...They're great, no streaks, no water marks. They're also half the damn price. I'm currently still using the Finish rinse aid but I plan to phase that out once it's run out and use the Eco Store one instead. Too many bloody caustic chemicals and they don't even clean things so why would we poison our environments with them?
Probably the most expensive tablets to buy. They perform poorly. A few dishes always come out unwashed. So extra hand washing is required. Trying to be green is nice, but I'm not sure whether the ingredients are that much different from other brands.
I love these dishwashing tablets -i get a great clean (I don't even pre-rinse) & have never had an issue with them not dissolving as others have commented. I've used them for years now, and never an issue. Being environmentally conscious is a huge plus, being phosphate free and biodegradeable. The seem to be a good option ecconomically too in comparison to other brands.
I am a serviceman for a very large appliance company and have seen what this product does to machines. Earth choice may be good for the environment but terrible for the machine. It erodes and breaks down all rubber seals within the machine and plastic feeder tubes, costing alot to fix and in several cases writing the machine off. Use at own risk!!!
Good Intentions - Poor Results
I bought these tablets as a safe, eco friendly alternative that was good for my domectic septic system. I have a F&P Dishdraw, sadly these did not clean the dishes at all and the tablets also did not fully dissolve in the wash. Returned them for a refund. Sadly disappointed
I thought I'd give these tablets a go, as they contain no phosphate, and are more environmentally friendly than some other leading brands and are less expensive too. Septic safe also.
The results were great. Everything comes out sparkling clean and there is no residue. I had no issues with the tablet or wrapper not dissolving. I will continue to buy these.
Love These Tablets
Never had an issue with these tablets and have been using them for over a year. From delicate wine glasses to the dirtiest pots, they work very well. No clouding of glasses and I believe the dishes are as clean, if not cleaner than when I used to use the big "F" brand. Not the cheapest but you of get 42 tablets per pack.
I've used this product in the past, yes the plastic didn't dissolve and powder was still left in there, but I just ran it through on the next load and worked, 2 for the price of 1!
IF for some reason it doesn't clean the dishes and you try it in your compartment AND your machine itself you can try Ecostore Auto Dishwasher Tablets instead. They are getting a slightly better rating on customer reviews (although slightly below this on choice maybe because of the price) but better cleaning and working results while still being Earth and health friendly.
Clean dishes well - when tablet dissolves properly
I thought I'd try these as they are more environmentally friendly. I haven't noticed any residue on my dishes as other reviewers have - dishes generally come out clean. I find that the tablet doesn't always dissolve properly though (sometimes hardly dissolves at all) and I have to run it again. I find this frustrating. I have not experienced this with Finish tablets. Maybe I will just put it in the bottom of the dishwasher.
I used the powder version of this product, and found it's application disappointing.
Where the Phosphate-Laden Finish, or Phosphate-Free Morning Fresh could remove soils on faster cycles, this stuff cannot (Both contain enzymes).
No residue was left on dishes, and the product doesn't foam excessively. Maybe worth the shot if you pre-rinse/wash everything or want to waste time and energy running heavy cycles all the time.
(Slightly) cheaper than Finish, Not foaming much, Good Rinsing
Lacks Phosphates, Cleans Poorly on soiled loads
Questions & Answers
I currently use Earth Choice tablets for my dishwasher and was wondering if there is an Earth Choice for the rinse aid section. I currently am using the 'Rinse Aid Finish' product but shouldnt be because of my septic tank? Could you pls let me know if Earth Choice make a rinse aid for the dishwasher?
I phoned the Earth Choice people this week as we've just bought a dishwasher and as we are on the septic system I asked about a rinse aid - apparently they don't sell one at the moment but are thinking about it! So at the moment we are doing without.....:)
No they don't but the Eco Store one is good!
I use white vinegar as a rinse aid - works brilliantly. Everything comes out gleaming clean and dry.
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- Earth Choice All in One Dish Tablets soaks and cuts through grease, helps rinse dishes, neutralises odour, removes tough stains (including tea stains), and removes crusty food remnants.
- The dishwashing tablet is made of a plant and mineral-based formula, making it biodegradable and waterway-safe.
- No harsh chemicals are used in the formula, and Earth Choice is accredited as cruelty free by Choose Cruelty Free.
- It’s also packaged in a fully recycled carton box, making it plastic free and even more eco-friendly.
- Each tablet is wrapped in a 100% biodegradable, dissolvable wrapper, so they’re easy to use and convenient.
Points of praise:
- The majority of reviewers found that the dishwashing tablets effectively cleaned all their dishes - from glasses and crockery to cutlery and pots and pans.
- According to reviewers, this product was generally easy to use, particularly because they didn’t need to remove the wrapping around each tablet.
- Reviewers also appreciated that the product didn’t have a chemical fragrance, and didn’t smell unpleasant.
A point of pain:
- A number of reviewers said that the dishwashing tablet didn’t always dissolve in the machine, which sometimes left behind a powder residue on dishes.
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