Newest Review: ... I went to Tesco, there were none on special offer and these daisy tablets caught my eye. I did a quick price comparison and they were close... more
Not Upsy Daisy at all!
Daisy Dishwasher Tablets
Member Name: SallsMumof2
Daisy Dishwasher Tablets
Advantages: Price, performs as good as leading brand
Disadvantages: Nothing as far as I can tell
In the past, I have always paid out for premium dishwashing powder/tablets, (probably mistakenly) believing that it would protect my crockery and the expensive dishwasher in the process. However, after my parents experience of using Finish for years and ending up with large dishwasher repair bills and 'misty' glasses, I decided to end my false economy and try a different brand. As I rarely shop anywhere but Tesco, the obvious choice was Daisy Classic 5 in 1 dishwasher tablets.
The cardboard box contains 40 tablets and currently costs £2 - a vast difference to the comparable box of 42 tablets from Finish for £10.50! I know Finish products are regularly on offer (which was when I would normally buy them anyway) but in my experience they have never been as low in price as 5p per tablet.
The box is easily opened by a rip top tab kind of arrangement on the top surface and inside are individually wrapped green and yellow tablets all in their little plastic wrappers. There are some fairly standard safety instructions and an ingredients list on the box, along with directions for use. This includes advice to use a dishwashing powder rather than the tablets on cycles of less than 50 degrees centrigrade which is something I wasn't previously aware of.
So, once I've liberated the little tablet from it's packet, it has a pleasant soapy smell and subtle lemon fragrance. It fits well into the usual powder container and doesn't crumble when you handle it. To my mind, it's actually firmer and denser than the Finish tablets I used to use. The tablet fits easily into the palm of your hand and is almost entirely green with a thin yellow section at the bottom (or top, depending on which way up you hold it!).
At this point, I do have to say that I rarely put heavily soiled crockery and pans into the dishwasher without rinsing them first and will often handwash our large pots, pans and roasting tins in the sink. But I do regularly use both the standard and soiled programmes on my dishwasher with it totally full of all the usual mixed crockery, cutlery and glasses etc. So far, I have not noticed any difference to the cleanliness and 'squeekyness' of the dishes when the programme is finished - I like to rub my thumb over the outside of a glass to check it's 'squeekyness'. I have used these tablets now for a good couple of months and I had previously used Finish for many years. I am very impressed with how well they measure up by comparison and cannot find any fault with them at all for our everyday dishwashing. There are 4 of us in our house (although 2 are only little) and I normally put the dishwasher on every other day so I have got through enough of them in the last weeks to form a decent opinion.
Just a point of note: I also always have a dishwasher freshner hanging from the top rack as I have found that regardless of which powder I use, the dirty dishes will always whiff a bit after a day or so.
So in summary, I am very happy with the price and performance of my Daisy 5 in 1 Dishwasher Tablets and have no hesitation in giving them 5 stars, a big thumbs up and recommendation to anyone wanting to save more than a few pennies on their premuim brand tablets.
Summary: Great cleaning for alot less money