THIS IS HOW I USE IT!!!
All the reviews about the wax in the cap not melting to release the product and/or some product remaining in the bottle after the washing cycle has finished are quite correct however, this is what I have been doing for years.
1. Do not place the bottle in the dishwasher initially
2. Run the empty dishwasher on the longest and hottest cycle
3. Continue doing other things but monitor for the end of the *prewash* cycle
4. Pause the dishwasher & check if the water is starting to warm
(After 1 or 2 cleans I got an idea as to how long this takes for my model machine)
5. Do not wait until the water is hot as scolding may occur...
Leaves terrible chemical residue in dishwasher
I used the product as stated (removed seal, ran dishwasher on longest, hottest cycle), but weeks later I am still finding a terrible chemical smell on my dishes which has never occurred before, and the taste of the chemicals especially gets into liquid used in a dish (eg, coffee, water, etc). It can even be strongly tasted on the dishes themselves. I will not buy this product again.
Finish with the lemon scent leaves my dishwasher clean and smells awesome
Every time I have used this, never had a problem. I brought it as a double pack. Put in the empty dishwasher bottom rack like plates, take sticker off put on intense cycle. My dishwasher smells and looks clean. A quality product for reasonable price.
Twice I have bought this and both times the wax never released even after cycling twice on the hottest setting. I should have learnt the 1st time but no I bought it a second time thinking maybe it was faulty but no same thing happened and run it through twice. Ended up just pouring the product in the dishwasher in the end then running it on a quick setting as I had already wasted enough water trying to get it to work. Won't be by buying again or ever recommending.
Finish dishwasher cleaner.
Finish dishwasher cleaner - followed the instructions and after an hour n a half later the seal of the cap did not released the cleaner. It failed and it's so frustrating as we've wasted the cycle of wash to nothing !
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bottle still full
I set the dishwasher on a hot long cycle, removed the sticker, and at the end the bottle was still full, although it looked different - only a little blue at the top and the rest clear liquid. Did I do something incorrectly. Dishwasher looks clean but not sure if it actually worked.
yes this is great
Who ever say this in no good because the wax dont melt, well i used it for the first time last night and yeah they was right, i did it twice and still wax never melted so before i gave up i thought what if i wiped the all the wax off so i did and guess wot it worked and worked brill. I really recommend it so remember if it dont work the first time wipe all the wax off oh and put it on the hottest program your dishwasher as.
Purchased in October 2019.
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Yes it did clean my dishwasher, but now my dishwasher is not working? Not sure if coincidence?
I used this dishwasher cleaner and was very happy with the results, but today i went to use the dishwasher for the first time since, and it is not working! Ie: it fills with water and then stops when the dishwasher cleaning cycle is meant to work. It lets me use the drain cycle too. I have checked the filter and that is fine, the spray arms still spin so i might need to call someone to come and check it. Again, not sure if the problem is related or pure coincidence, but ive never had any dishwasher problems before now. I would have given 5 stars if my dishwasher was still working!
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Like this product
I haven’t experienced anything bad on this product.. since I made sure that the
Stickers are properly removed
Have kept the bottle upside down in the bottom level plate rack and the cap not touching the spray arms ...
And ran the hottest cycle( pots cycle)
It was just awesome
But of course a bit overpriced ... better to buy in offer price
Cleans Very Well
I would not suggest listening to most of the reviews on here as many just complain about how the wax on the top of the cleaner does not melt. First make sure you remove the paper covering the wax and then ensure you are using a hot enough cycle to melt the wax, otherwise the liquid will not be released [you can't just use eco]
Now onto my review, overall my dishwasher is never dirty [at least visibly] so I cannot exactly verify how good it is with horribly dirty machines but it removes all presence of food smells and leaves the stainless ste...el inner tub nice and clean, if you have a low end dishwasher with a plastic or pores tub then this would work extremely well at also removing mould. It will also give your water pipes a fairly good clean as it removes limescale caused by hard water. However the dishwasher cleaner is fairly expensive and using it once a month as it recommends is a bit excessive. I would recommend doing it once every 3 months.
Like many others said, it doesn’t work!
As many many many of the other reviews are saying (wish I read them before buying it) did EXACTLY what instructions said, peeled the seal off, DID NOT REMOVE the lid, place it on bottom rac’ of empty dishwasher and ran on longest HOTTEST CYCLE. THE WAX SEAL DID NOT BREAK. I ran it a second time, still did not break and over half the cleaner still in the bottle! Big waste of hot water and electricity. Better to go back to simple vinegar, as I did before. Waste of money, don’t bother buying.
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Doesn't work and received rude letter back
When I tried to use it no cleaner was released. I reported the problem and the batch and received a rude letter in return. They said I didn't follow the instructions, which I did. They repeated the instructions emphasizing that I should not remove the cap - which I did not. And anyway if I had I'd expect the cleaner would be dispensed.
Overpriced for job
This product is overpriced for the job is advertised to do. It might clean one time then another time it doesn't clean good. Baking soda and vinegar does the same job or a cheaper brand. I have used this product on two different dishwasher and same results. Unless it's works on other dishwasher brands that I haven't used. Well then it has not been tested on certain dishwasher brands.
POOR! Does not clean and didn't actually work! The seal didn't break! AVOID!
I have used this product in the past and it worked fine, but after trying for the 2nd time to get this to work, and having the dish washer on the correct cycle, the wax seal still didn't break and i was unsuccessful, wasting water having to try another cycle to try and get the seal to break.
I contact Finish customer service and all they said was try a hotter cycle, but it was on the hottest heavy duty cycle, and they offered no assistance or refund on the product.
Avoid at all costs. Fake product that doesn't do what is says it does!
What a waste!
This product did not perform as expected or as advertised. My LG dishwasher still had the same stains as before. I tried it because I like the Finish additive I use For a streak free shine, but this product is basically useless! Definitely would not recommend, especially after 3 plus hours of hot water and terrible results!
Questions & Answers
I loved how clean my dishwasher looked but the chemical smell is terrible. I just ran one load and I still have the smell. How can I get rid of it?
I first tried the original one and found the same that it left an after smell that wasn't nice. The next time I used the lemon one and let the dishwasher air dry after the cycle- it helped and the lemon scent was better.
I've found even after normal loads I allow my dish to air dry instead of keeping it closed it seems to help.
I bought this product twice and after putting it through two different cycles on hardest the liquid does not empty out of the bottle. Last year I use this product and it worked fine. What is wrong?
Not sure. If it is emptying partly, perhaps the cycle wasn't long enough or hot enough, or perhaps the batch of bottles weren't manufactured quite right. I would suggest trying an eco-friendly cleaner, if there are any out there designed for the dishwasher, or a plain descaler designed for the dishwasher. This product did not work well in my small dishwasher and left chemical residue taste and smell on any dishes subsequently washed the machine, for weeks.
We have a Asko dishwasher and the hottest wash temperature it runs at is 60 C but the instructions for the Finish dishwasher cleaner are as follows:
- Use dishwasher cleaner when dishwasher is empty.
- Only remove the sticker, not the cap.
- Place bottle upside down in the bottom rack, like you would place a plate, keeping the cap closed. Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer™: Place into a level plate rack slot with cross bar to prevent cap contact with spray arm.
- Run the dishwasher empty, on a minimum 65°C programme (intensive/pots) cycle.
Fits all dishwashers. Do not add detergent.
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