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Fresh as a Daisy
Daisy Dishwasher Tablets
Member Name: milly234
Daisy Dishwasher Tablets
Advantages: Clean dishes, price
Disadvantages: nothing special
We've been using these tablets for a while now since we've been on a bit of an economy drive and have tried to cut back (but not cut back on the use of the dishwasher!) They cost about £4 for a box of 40 which makes them 10p per wash. I always used to think that 10p a wash was a good price so this was my benchmark for if another brand was a good price or not when it was on offer.
The Daisy brand is the new cheaper range by Tesco and I don't think you can get them anywhere else. I'm not too sure what to actually think of this range in Tesco and I like to judge things on quality so I've tried quite a few of the Daisy range and the other new low price things Tesco have brought out.
The tablets themselves are the standard size and they are rectangular. They come individually wrapped in little plastic packets and once these are removed, the tablets go in the slot of the dishwasher as normal. They are half green and half yellow and they are pretty solid. I've had tablets in the past which have been a bit crumbly but I haven't noticed these being crumbly at all. They don't have a noticeable smell or any fancy bits like a finish Powerball. In general, appearance wise, they are un-remarkable.
The dishes get clean with these tablets. Totally greasy and dirty things get rinsed before we put them in the dishwasher and we also don't put pans etc in. These ones do work though and they have left me wondering why we are thought to believe we need powerballs and extra super duper special things in our dishwasher tablets. Dishes on the whole come out clean. They aren't totally sparkly and shiny like they maybe could be but they are clean and soap free and I haven't ever noticed a residue or any leave-behind on the dishes. Glasses come out a bit boring, they aren't at all shiny which is a shame but they are at least clean which is really all they can be and they are probably cleaner than if they had been washed by hand.
They don't seem to have a scent which they leave in the dishwasher and sometimes my dishwasher can smell (I do clean it and I know about cleaning the filter etc but when I've used other tablets they have left it feeling a lot fresher). I would like them to leave a smell because when you open to hot dishwasher it would be nice to be greeted with a fresh feeling.
So they're very basic but they do the job. I do always check out the offers of other brands when I'm shopping for tablets but in general, these are fine and they are a very good price.
Summary: they're ok