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I recently purchased a new dishwasher and included in the delivery was a sample of Quantum Finish Lemon dishwasher tablets. I would say that I am not loyal to any brand as I tend to buy whatever is on offer when I am running low
Finish say that there Quantum range is different because it has a Powerball Technology for outstanding cleaning results, a Powder with salt function for an extreme clean, and gel with rinse aid function for amazing shine.
Finish are quite a market leader when is comes to dishwasher tablets, currently in Asda, you can buy a 20 tablet pack for £5 and a 30 pack for £7. You can also buy them from most supermarkets and places such as Wilko's, Home Bargains etc.
In the lemon fragranced range, you can also purchase rinse aid which boast it will improve your diamond shine, a lemon dishwasher cleaner which says it will remove grease and lime scale, and a lemon and lime dishwasher freshener so give that fresh smell every time you open the door of you dishwasher.
*How to use*
One of the advantages of these tablets is that they are individually wrapped but you don't have to remove the outer packaging, (my partner never seems to be able to put the wrappers in the bin, he just leaves them on the worktop!) just simply place in the compartment with the wrapper on and off you go.
I must say, I do quite like the Lemon fragrance, as soon as I open the dishwasher door after it has been on, you can smell fresh lemons and the fragrance does linger for a couple of hours.
My plates did come out nice and clean but I cannot say that they are any cleaner than any other brand I have used. However, having said that, my glass wear did look more sparkly and polished than normal.
Overall, I would recommend this product as it does clean as it should and makes my dish washer smell fresh, I would give 4 out of 5 stars because I do feel they are a little expensive. I would buy them again (if they were on offer)
Thanks for reading.
Why cheap? One single capsule can last for 3 washes...I use a General Electric Dish-washing machine, with pre-wash function, 3-hot water cycles for every wash, then heat to dry. During the 1st wash, the capsule didn't FINISH (use up) through the complete cycle. The wrapping was half dissolved, the red/blue/white crystals were used up 1/3.Then I put it back & repeated the washes. It was only after the 3rd wash, the complete capsule is gone.On writing to the manufacturer, they told me to check the dishwashing menu on the temperature control.Believe me, after every wash, I have to wait for at least 15 minutes before opening the door to avoid the hot stream of steam coming from my dishwasher!There has never been a similar case when I use the Cascade power ball. Too much hassle, I would not recommend it!
Finish Quantum dish washer tablets must be the daddy of all dish washer tablets I thought if the price is anything to go by a whopping £9.50 for 30 if not on offer as opposed to Finish All in One Regular 30 pack which is normally around £5.00 for 30.
I always passed the shelf with the Quantum on wistfully wondering should I buy or should I not I was intrigued to know what was so special about these to justify the price. However if Mr. Benn found me spending that much on dish washer tablets he would probably cut the housekeeping and I would have to resort to rummaging in the Pound Store in future.
Last week I was looking for dishwasher tablets and I saw Finish Quantum half price, joy! Now I could try them.
So was it worth it? Well let's see
They come in a blue box which when opened has the tablets sandwiched between two plastic sheets the tablets sitting into 30 individual compartments. Fiddly to open without the tables all falling out of the compartments, hence you have to put them all back in order to shut the plastic sheets again. I took mine out and stored them in an air tight jar.
Did They Do the Job
Not in my opinion, the dishes came out clean enough but they did not have the same shine that I usually get off my regular Finish all in one regular 30 pack and there was a slightly sticky feel to everything. I wondered if I had made a mistake and that you might need a rinse aid but no I read the instructions and it said All Inclusive System Powerball. Two Detergents. Rinse Aid Function. Salt Function. Glass Protection.
Would I use them again
No definately not I much prefer my usual dishwasher tablets and would not switch to what I conisder an inferior product much higher priced.
If you do want to try them they are still on offer at Tesco half price at £4.75 but only until the 11th of this month. Sainsbury also have an offer on boxes of 10's at £1.83.
Finish Quantum Lemon Dishwashing Tablets.
I love Finish Dishwashing products and I have been using Finish Quantum Lemon now for over one year. They are oblong shaped dishwashing tablets with what looks like comprssed dishwashing powder in them - lots of little tiny tablets!. They have a different coloured small circular tablet in the middle of the oblong tablet, this is the rinse agent part of the product. They are not individually wrapped and come in a well sealed box to keep them from getting any damage, as a plus you do not have to unwrap them, they go straight into the dishwasher!
I am on a tight budget so I find this product very expensive and I only buy it when it is on special offer usually 20 tablets for £3.34 and I still think this is expensive for dishwashing tablets but they are really very good. I shop at Tesco and every couple of months they seem to have them at half price - it really makes me wonder why they can not just sell it a bit cheaper all the time. I also buy very cheap dishwashing tablets from Poundland, you get 20 for £1. If I have a load of cups, glasses etc to wash then I only use the Poundland tablets, if I have really dirty dinner dishes then I rely on the Finish Quantum, they wash everything very clean. They have no wrapper so are very quick and easy to use.
The only way I can afford to keep using them is to only buy them when they are on a half price offer and use them in conjunction with cheap tablets from Poundland.
I first bought these Finish Quantum Powerball dishwasher tablets about a month ago and am coming to the end of my first packet.
The tablets have a 3 action wash, comprising of a high efficency detergent, enzymes which break down tough stains, and the trademark finish powerball which puts a finishing shine on the dishes.
The tablets are designed to help prevent glass corrosion, which is what makes glass go cloudy with age, although In truth it is impossible to test the effectiveness of this.
Each tablet is wrapped in a clear dissolveable plastic, which prevents powder from getting on your fingers when handling. The tablets fit nicely into the powder trap in my machine, and if they are to big to fit in the trap of another machine they can be left on the floor of the machine for just an effective clean.
The tablets come recommended by numerous dishwasher manufacturers including Zanussi, Electrolux and Bosch.
The price of the tablets is high at £11.50 for a pack of 38 from tescos. This is much higher than my regular brand. Although the tablets have performed well and done their task I have not been able to tell the difference between these and my usual cheaper brand.
Although the tablets work effectively I can't see that they are worth the additional price which is why I give these tablets a dooyoo rating of just 2 stars.
This product is absolutely ANYTHING besides "diamond standard." It still left many spot all over my dishes. Finish is not at all what it claims. Besides the fact I know I had personally put my dishes in the washer, I would have seen them as still dirty. I personally don't like to even think about drinking out of a glass that has spot. I don't want to be poisoned by their spotty product and I would never tell even my worst enemy to buy this. I would recommend using the cascade packets over this any day! The cascade packets have not yet disappointed me and to be comepletely honest i was using the cascade packs first and have no idea why I even gave Finish a shot. Maybe their commercial was convincing? Either way once again stay away from this product if you like clean dishes and stick with cascade.
I have been using these dishwasher tablets for some time now and find them
really good. I must point out that the ones I use have a red dot in the middle and not a white one as shown in the dooyoo picture!
I used to buy Fairy Burst tablets, but found that the little amount of liquid in them would sometimes leak or dry up, which is annoying as they are not cheap. These tablets are small almost square shape with two seperates departments in them, one is a light blue and white speckly loose powder while the larger side has a darker blue and white speckly powder, then you have the red circle in the middle which seems to be like a kind of gel.
The red circle is known as the powerball which gives all your dishes a lovely
sparkle and shine, the light blue powder has enzymes to break down baked
on stains and the dark blue powder is the detergent for washing your dishes.
These tablets come wrapped individually in a plastic package. There is no need to unwrap as they completely dissolve in the wash (I've had many a phone call when I've been away from the kids saying do we unwrap these!) You must only use dry hands to handle these as the will soften and leak. The dispenser must be dry as well when put in and these are not suitable for short washes ( 30 mins ect).
They are suitable for most machines be it Zannussi, Bosch, Haier, Beko, Whirlpool ect......
The box has a lot of interesting information on it with a map telling you if you live in a hard water area. They do a lot of recycling as the packaging contains 30% re-used plastic. Their global factories are carbon neutral,
also they are planting more than 2 million trees through their Trees for Change project (this is at www.treesforchange.info).
If you use your dishwasher and these tablets at a 50/55/Auto/Eco setting
you will still get the same brilliant shine and clean dishes whilst saving energy which is what I will be doing. Also using a dishwasher can save up
to 36 litres of water per wash compared if you washed it up by hand!
These powerball tablets can come in many different size packs with there
being a 20pack, 30pack, 38pack and 40pack. If looking about you can sometimes get a real bargain on these, I did last week at my local Tesco's
I got a box of 30 for £3.20, where a box of 20 was £3.60 on special ( in fact
I got several boxes as they didn't last for long as it was only on one day!!)
At Tesco's at the moment they are selling these on special for a 38 pack it is £5 this is less than half price as they are normally £11.50 this offer is on until the 25th August it started today, where if you buy the 40 pack it is £12.
So all in all I would say that these are very good for your dishes and I will
be using them in my new dishwasher that I got today and will be reviewing that in a few days time!!
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Oh my Goodnesss.....I thought I was buying the Rolls Royce of dishwasher tablets here....they cost 9 quid! I Did have a £3.oo off voucher, so not so bad. I am usually a Tesco own brand tab lover, but I couldn't resist the claim of 'diamond standard' of cleaning. So off I went with my supremly costly Dishwasher tabs....think my husband was willing them to be pants as we run the dishwasher twice a day. so not cheeeeeeep.
They are very different looking from my usual Tablets, they don't have the plastic packaging to take off, instead a clear shell that dissolves during the wash cycle. The tabs have 2 sections, one blue and one grey and gritty looking and a powerball in the middle. The packaging stated that no rinse aid or salt, and that the disign allows for powerful active agents to be broght together by adding water only.
So away we went. No noticably better results than my former own brand product. After a few days of using, my glasses started to go cloudy and baked on dirt certainly remained. Things like roasting tins, not burnt burnt......just ordinary cooking.......roast butternut squash was the main cuprit. Tesco own brand had no trouble in shifting the dirt......
As my husband cartwheeled around the place in joy, I resolved never to buy them again, infact, I took the remainer back to Tesco for a refund as i felt not fit for the purpose!!!!!
I switched back, and have had great results. So pleased to say there was nothing wrong with my dishwasher..phew
Another find while looking for a bargain. I normally stock up on buy 1 get 1 free Dishwasher tablets, as they are quite expensive. Although a box can last me a while, Once you are used to having a dishwasher I don't tend to wash any dishes by hand - lazy I know.
These are the best tablets I have used. I am down to my last tablet of these, and I am testing the new Fairy Dishwasher tablets, and they sent me a full sized pouch for free - thanks Fairy, so I won't have to buy these for a while again, but I would recommend these and will buy these again.
These are the most expensive ones I have bought. I tried the 10 tablet box when they were on offer for £2, but think they normally cost £4.00. Asda is selling the 20 tablet box for £7.80, but it is on buy 1 get 1 free, so you get an idea of the cost of these.
The design of the box is alright. The colours are blue and black and it has a large plastic see through part where you can see the tablets.
So what do the tablets look like? Alright. i can't resist giving them a little squeeze before I put it in the dishwasher. It is like the ingredients are in a plastic box. It has a red circle in the middle with liquid, over half of the rectangle is a medium blue colour and it looks gritty and sand-like, and the other rectangle part is a lighter blue, which looks like a cream. On the back of the box it tells you what each section does, red part gives shine, medium blue, is detergent and light blue is enzymes to break down baked on food.
These delivered on what they said. They made my dishes clean, shiny and gave a hint of a fresh scent. I find with cheaper tablets they can make my glasswear feel a bit sticky, and I thought there was too much solution in the compartment in the dishwasher, but these don't make them sticky at all. A great high-shine on the cutlery and glasses.
Brilliant product, the best i've used. Makes your dishes perfect. Just wish they were a little cheaper.
I've used Finish dishwasher products since I first had a dishwasher, and so I've tried every variation on the theme from powder, to liquid and tablets. The tablets have also developed from straightforward through to complicated, and the Quantum tablets seem to be a combination of all the above wrapped in a water soluble capsule.
The box is quite easy to open. There's a tear off strip at the front, which when removed, leaves a flap with two layers, cardboard on top and plastic underneath. removing the tear off strip reveals the instructions "Place the box flat and lift plastic upwards" so I tend to grab both layers and pull up. There is some resistance because inside the box is an airtight plastic container which keeps the tablets dry.
These really are the best dishwasher tablets I've ever used. They're still not perfect, and of course a lot depends on the dishwasher as well. However, where these excel is that there is absolutely no rinsing needed for normal crockery and cutlery, I just scrape off any leftover foods and pop the items in the dishwasher. They come out spotless.
The other job where my dishwasher powder has always let me down is with anything starchy, particularly in my non-stick pans. This includes rice, potatoes and even baked bean residues. Quantum seems to just eat these up, and my pans come up clean.
Burnt on grease is the one area where Quantum still can't produce perfect results. It certainly does a better job than any other dishwasher product I've ever used, but for my particular dishwasher, it ain't quite there yet.
On the back of the box there is a diagram showing the four different functions of the Quantum tablet.
1. Powerball Technology for outstanding cleaning results: I agree with that statement.
2. Micro Powder with integrated salt function - no need to add salt: I live in a very hard water area, so I still add salt to my dishwasher.
3. Shine Gel with integrated rinse aid function - no need to add rinse aid: True.
4. Integrated glass protection ...... helping to prevent permanent glass corrosion (cloudy glasses): too early to tell, the corrosion develops over time and I haven't been using it long enough to tell.
When the box is empty, it's easy to separate the plastic airtight container from the outer box, and recycle either or both parts.
I have just finished a pack of these new Finish Quantum Powerball Tablets (gosh what a mouthful!), I had to get these as my normal Fairy Active Bursts were out of stock on a recent trip to Tesco.
We have acquired recently a new Kenwood table top dishwasher in January 2007 and because our old one finally met it's end after many years hard service, we thought we should treat our new dishwasher to one of the finer dishwasher tablets on the market.
Our dishwasher is cared for, following our recent combustion of our old machine, we now take care to treat the dishwasher to a special clean every fortnight with Tesco's own dishwasher cleaner, we also clean the filters every other day and we believe that this should not compromise our wash results nor have an adverse effect on the products we use.
Heavily advertised on TV presently, these tablets claim to be Finish's best ever dishwasher detergent, with a emphasis on shifting tough coffee and tea stains but not much else, so does this mean that it doesn't clean anything else...hmmmm I had to find out but only because there was no Fairy!
I bought a box of 12 tablets. The box is dark blue predominantly with 'QUANTUM' written in blue lettering on the background of the pack, there is a see through window in the top left hand corner, where you there is enough see through packaging to be able to see one 'Quantum'. You have lower down a wine glass gleaming and the 'Finish' logo in blue with 'Powerball' underneath.
Not particularly inspiring packaging wise, I found it very difficult to open, there is a tab at the bottom on the pack which you are supposed to pull upwards, thus pullback the plastic which forms the plastic window, but this was really hard to do, I ended up ripping the cardboard, needs to be easier to open if it is going to impress me in future!!.
These aren't tablets, no; these are Quantum's I'll have you know.
Each quantum contains 3 active ingredients which I'll list below for you:
Micro Powder with Integrated Salt Function (light blue powder)
Helps remove every last trace of residue including the toughest baked-on and dried-on food for an extreme clean. No need to add salt. My dishwasher automatially askes for salt and won't function without it, so we do have to add salt and cannot compare this to a wash without salt. It's pretty looking though, a kind of blue sand and it looks aesthetically pleasing.
Powerball Technology (white gel in the middle)
Our most effective Powerball Technology blasts away stubborn Tea and Coffee stains for outstanding cleaning results. Cannot say for certain that I agree with this as I found the results mediocre to say the least, as I will detail below.
Shine Gel with Integrated Rinse Aid Function (Blue gel- thick consistency)
Unique ultra-concentrated formula helps to prevent spots and smears to give a dazzling shine. No need to add rinse aid. We use the Finish fast dry rinse aid in every wash, although we did run out in the course of trialling these and we noticed very little difference in wash results.
Integrated Glass Protection:
Helps keep glasses looking like new for longer by helping to prevent permanent glass corrosion (cloudy glasses). I agree with this statement as the glasses I washed were shiney and squeeky clean, again, like micro powder, these are aesthetically pleasing but just don't prod it too hard, this is the part that might split.
Apparently the combination of these 3 active ingredients ensures your dishes come out wonderfully clean. The quantums are encased in their own plastic but water soluble encasement and give off a lemon scent, allbeit a slightly chemically lemon scent.
They are very different to other dishwasher products and they are squishy to feel but don't squish too hard, it'll burst as I found out!
Irritating to eyes.
Handle with dry hands only
May produce an allergic reaction.
Toxic if swallowed.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE :
Place one per wash load in the dishwasher dispenser. If it does not fit in the dispenser, place on the floor of the dishwasher and use a programme without pre-wash. Do not unwrap or pierce and do not place in the cutlery basket.
I am putting mine on the floor of the dishwasher as I have a tabletop dishwasher with no dispenser drawer and it is fine but you can put them in the basket, despite the directions, my husband does this and we don't find it compromises the wash quality or results in anyway.
Also, make sure your hands are perfectly dry, if they are damp, these tablets will begin to dissolve in your hands and virtually useless in the dishwasher.
EASE OF USE:
Very easy to use as long as you remember to handle with dry hands, they leak as soon as they come into contact with wet and seep all over your fingers and clothes and I can tell you these stain your clothes and are very difficult to get out without elbow grease and Vanish!
Well I used these Quantum's with various dishes and various stains, I will give a brief overview as to comment on every item washed would not only take me ages but bore you to death too!
Pyrex dish with pasta bake: Hmmmm dried on pasta bake from 2 days previously, not soaked after use, would these be able to clean it? In a word, NO. After I took the dish out there was lots of dried on pasta bake sauce still on the dish, I was really surprised. A second wash also didn't get rid of it. A third wash got rid of some more but my husband had to wash the rest off by hand. No good for us. 1/10
Coffee cup Andrew had left under the bed: Coffee, ingrained into a cheap mug, now this is where finish are laying their claims to their Quantum's being better than the competition, so would it be? Well yes it all came off in one wash, great stuff. 10/10
Curry: We had a great curry from our local takeaway but it was very greasy and stained the plates, our plates were yellow but we were too tired to pop them straight in the dishwasher, so we left them overnight. Cue glowing plates in the morning! Popped these in with a Quantum in the morning, it got rid of 60% of the stains on both plates, so these needed a second wash, again very disappointing given the price.
Glasses: Another claim made by 'Finish', to protect your glasses and avoid glass corrosion. I've not experienced this with any other brand so far and to be honest this isn't a feature I would necessarily look for in a dishwasher product. However, I popped my wine and cola glasses in and both came out beautifully sparkling. 10/10
Cutlery: Unfortunately, every time I have tried to wash cutlery with these Quantum's, I have failed to be able to get them clean, dried on food remains on the every time. Very disappointing 0/10
I paid £3 for 12 Quantums in Tesco, as part of an offer, January 2008. I have also previously used these in 2006 and 2007 and I have virtually identical results, I do not feel it is due to my machine nor the way I use these quantums as I have now had the lack of results with two seperate table top machines.
I don't think I would recommend these, I used them as directed and they disappointed me more time than they pleased me.
These Quantums could really cope with dried on food stains at all, they were OK if they were fairly fresh stains but anything older than a few hours, and it really struggled.
This is the first dishwasher product from Finish that I have used and it would really discourage from using them again, if this is their top spec detergent, I'd hate to think what other products are like.
They are far too pricey for what they are, they offer poor value for money when you consider you may have to wash items twice and then wash them yourself!
These may be better in full sized machines, but personally, as a table top dishwasher user, these are not a cleaner I will use again nor recommend to others. However, I am told by colleagues these are the best dishwasher tablets they have tried, so I guess it depends how and on what you use these for.
Overall a No from me!
Thanks for reading xx
Like no dishwasher detergent ever before, new Finish Quantum has three separate compartments allowing for the use of highly active and otherwise incompatible cleaning agents in one single product / The revolutionary product design ensures that Quantum releases the separate ingredients at exactly the right time in the wash to give maximum cleaning effectiveness and ultimate shineour best results / Each ingredient is designed to perform different cleaning functions / The MicroPowder helps ensure that tough residue like baked-on minced meat disappear with ease / The unique PowerBall Technology gets to work on extra tough bleachable stains like tea and coffee / Finally the ultra-concentrated ShineGel helps to remove spots and smears to leave your glasses, plates and cutlery with a dazzling shine! Even the unique resin container, which completely dissolves during the dishwashing cycle, is made of material which helps to give the best ever results.