Product Type: Fairy household products
Newest Review: ... have to unwrap them you can just put them straight in your dishwasher as they are. I was unsure of how this would work at first but thoug... more
Fairy Platinum Dishwasher Tablets
Member Name: jo@145
Fairy Platinum Dishwasher Tablets
Advantages: Cleans machine as well as dishes
Disadvantages: Expensive at full price
I am no longer as brand conscious as I was and prefer to save a few pennies or pounds and buy products that are on offer. Fairy is a brand I know and trust so when Tesco had Fairy Platinum on offer at half price I bought a packet even though it wasn't needed for a while!
If Fairy is good enough for the Queen then it is good enough for me too and although I have used normal fairy dishwasher tablets the Platinum promises even better results and a clean dishwasher too.
The tablets are in a pouch with silver edges with FAIRY in bright red and bright green and blue swirls too, quite an attractive package. My pouch contained 33 action packed square shaped plastic coated tablets. The base contains a white powder with a few blue speckles and on top there is some yellow liquid and a deep blue liquid swirl. Each section with its own job to perform.
The platinum tablets are described as being the professional's choice, giving you the confidence to cook anything knowing that it will cut through the toughest grease and get your dishes sparkling. Plus it will also leave your dishwasher clean and sparkling too.
Platinum tablets are said to have Rinse aid action, salt action, metal shine and Glass protection, so many actions in one small tablet. Can this be possible I wondered? I've only got one tablet left so have used the other 32 tablets over a couple of months now and have to say we rarely have had any dishes needing to be re-washed and the dishwasher is looking nice and clean. As we live in a soft water area I don't normally add salt to the dishwasher, so this is perhaps not a benefit having it built in for me.
Strangely enough on the website it shows the liquid as green and blue, but mine is yellow to cut the grease on the dishes and blue to clean the dishwasher. It is easy to use, the tablet is placed into the dispenser drawer and the pouch can be re-sealed to keep dry and safe, as it is an irritant care must be taken not to puncture the plastic wrapper. If it won't fit in the dispenser it is suggested to place it on top of the cutlery and select a programme without a pre-wash. I didn't have a problem and it fitted in easily. Care must be taken not to have wet hands when handling them as they start to "melt, as I discovered one day! As with all dishwashers care should be taken and antique or hand painted dishes should we washed by hand, but I haven't noticed any problems with my dishes with fading or cloudy glasses, so I think the product does what it says and keeps the glasses protected - including some crystal glasses which I felt lazy and washed in the dishwasher!
Baked on foods have come off, tomato based stains on plastic bowls have been removed and therefore I have to congratulate Fairy on a brilliant product.
Now available in Original which I have used and Lemon, they currently cost £10.19 which equates to 30.9 each wash but Tesco have a 44 pouch size on sale for £6.49 which is only 14.8 per wash, so guess what I'll be popping in the trolley on Thursday!
Summary: Dishwashing tablets that clean dishes, add salt, rinse aid and clean the dishwasher