“ Brand: Finish / Type: Dishwasher Powder / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
When it comes to a dishwasher, up until very recently I'd never used one. I did own one once when I lived with a guy way back and he used it but me I stuck with washing items by hand and never once did I go near it! I didn't even know how to turn it on!
However staying with my mate at the moment she has one in her kitchen and we're house clearing her property out to sell the house as I type. We have no heating as the boiler has bust and that means no heating in the house and of course no hot water (we do have a fire and a working shower though!).
We get loads of washing up. We both love cooking and have four dogs in our care and we sit drinking hot drinks all day long to keep warm! So I've had to learn to accept the dishwasher and to start using it and now we have it on about 2/3 a day and I so love it that I'm the one using it all the time lol.
We were using Fairy tablets however being expensive and us on a budget (we going back holidaying soon!) we decided not to pay the price for those. Yep we like the fairy one's but we felt that we should/could get something cheaper and just put the dishwasher on a longer cycle and a bit hotter with maybe a cheaper brand. However we didn't need to get a cheaper brand and these dishwasher tablets were on offer in Asda at a pound a box for a whopping 15 tablets! My mate was so delighted she bought several boxes and informed me this is her favourite brand anyway and the one's she usually purchases but at a much higher price!
Well we purchased the box of 15 tablets but all the packaging no matter the fragrance and size etc of them all look pretty much the same. The box for these is light and dark blue and on the front of the box we are told that are 'Classic Pre-Soaking Action' Finish Powerball and of course like I have already stated there are 15 tablets in the box with a net weight of 280g and that they are recommended by Electrolux, Bosch, Smeg, Indesit, Hotpoint and Siemens and there is a picture of one of the tablets on there and a shiny looking glass! Other information on the box includes being told a bit about the product, also told who else recommends these, I'm told how to use them, cautions and ingredients are given and contact details for Finish are given. Nice enough and very informative packaging this is and I was shocked when I read on the box how many companies recommend you to use these and give them a massive vote of confidence!
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Box:
Powerful cleaning thanks to pre-soaking action
The powerball soaks and softens tough food residues
Powerful detergent lifts off and washes away all traces of food
All you do is take one of the tablets out of it's outer white wrapper and pop it into the dispenser draw. Quite thick and oblong in shape it's a powder of course though easy to handle and the base of the tablet is white, the top is blue and white and then there is a light pink ball in the centre of that. It has a wonderful aroma to it although it's none distinctive really just really rather soft and clean with a hint of sweetness to it.
Select your cycle and away you go of course!
I really do rate this very highly indeed and understand why they come with so many recommendations from such well known companies. I always rinse off our really dirty stuff before washing it in the dishwasher but with these they really do make life a hell of a lot easier!
They cut through grease and grime wonderfully and leave everything gleaming and looking shiny. Great on Pyrex and glasses! Not only is nothing left highly fragranced or anything but things really do have an exceptional clean feel after using these. The tablets really do penetrate through very dirty washing up indeed. We do a lot of baking and cooking gravy dinners and things like that and really do get dirty pots and pans, utensils and stuff beautifully clean and the first time I used these I selected a 2 hour cycle and me mate said what an earth you doing they will come up clean on an economy wash and she was right!
These are heavy duty and trustworthy dishwasher tablets and I can really see why my mate loves them so much. Reliable? These really are and I really love the shiny look to our washing up with no effort required from me at all!
Expect to pay about £3.60 a box for these normally (in all good supermarkets etc) but if I was you I'd run to Asda to snap these up at the offer price of a pound a box for a limited time!
FINISH Professional double action tablets are THE BEST I have used every type available and none come even close to these. These have a very similar appearance to the other Finish tablet but boy the results are something else. We live in an area where the water is particularly hard and I was fed up with the often milky,smudged appearance of glasses and china after being 'dish-washed' These particular ones were on offer at Makro @ £20.00 for 300 tablets (2 boxes each with 150)I hadn't noticed that they were 'Finish Professional' until I returned home. I first used them that evening and the results were amazing - same machine, same china & glasses, same water supply but a totally different result - everything had such a brilliant shine, was magnificently clean and looked new!!no stains no smudging. I couldn't believe it was the same dish-washer! Needless to say I intend to keep using these and strongly recommend anyone with a dishwasher to try them and at that price they do represent value for money - I worked out they will last me until April! Because these are strong profesional tablets one tablet they say can do 5 washes, I decided to break each one in half which means each box of 150 tablets will suffice for 300 cycles - more than 9 months if one cycle per day and the cost per dishwashing cycle is 6.5 pence!! and the cleaning really is powerful- I put everything in there!
The tablet is formulated with powerful detergent and red StainSoaker speckles to help penetrate and break down the toughest baked-on and dried-on stains, even tea stains / Using a rinse aid function, the Finish 5in1 PowerBall tablet is powered by SuperShine ingredients for a spotless, streak-free sparkling shine / In the white layer of the tablet, the Finish PowerBall 5in1 Salt-action prevents limescale deposits in your machine that can result in residue on your glasses.