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Daisy Dishwasher Tablets
Member Name: miffy1
Daisy Dishwasher Tablets
Date: 29/09/11, updated on 29/09/11 (131 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap. Cleans well.
Disadvantages: You still need to use separate rinse aid and salt. Baked-on food may need two wash cycles.
When we first got our dishwasher I would buy the most expensive tablets, thinking they were better quality and would give good results. Frankly, I wasn't impressed. Glasses became cloudy after a while and the dishwasher kept breaking down for some reason. Anyway, as time went on and I had to consider my budget I decided to try some of the less expensive tablets. Daisy were the first discount brand I tried and I was very impressed by their effectiveness.
The tablets are sold in packs of 40 tablets and I buy them from Tesco. Not sure if any other supermarket sells them. The box has an perforated opening on the top which is easy to open. The tablets have several different coloured layers and are individually wrapped in cellophane. They can be a little bit difficult to tear open at times. The label on the packet claims that they have a 5 in 1 action, so I presume they contain rinse aid and salt. That said, I still always use a seperate rinse aid and dishwasher salt in my machine as well as the tablets. I was told that this would still be necessary by a dishwasher repair man.
The tablets have a pleasant scent and do not smell too chemically. They fit snugly in the powder dispenser, though you can also use them if you put them in the cutlery tray. I find that they give really good results, even when I do an economy cycle. Glasses always come out gleaming with no cloudiness and plates sparkle. I always soak baked-on dishes and sometimes these do take a couple of wash cycles to get clean, but that was the same with the more expensive tablets anyway, so no real difference.
The main difference is in my purse!
They currently cost £2.00 per box, which if you are sad like me and have worked it out, means it costs 5p per wash! That's really good value for money as far as I am concerned. We all need to watch the pennies these days!
I never buy expensive dishwasher tablets now. Daisy does a good job for less!
Summary: A good dishwasher tablet at a good price.