Dishwashing Tablets vs Powder

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Dishwashing Tablets vs Powder

  1. Tablets do a better job cleaning

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  2. Tablets and powder do the exact same job

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  1. sqe

    sqe Active Member

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    +1 aldi tabs
     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    On an odd occassion I have forgotten to put any tablet (or powder) in the machine - and it still seems to wash everything reasonably ok.

    When I've run out of tabs or powder and don't want to make a special trip to the shops, I've used a tablespoon of baking powder, which seems to work pretty well too, except for really greasy items.
     
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  3. Gockie

    Gockie Problem solver Premium Member

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    I use dishwashing liquid... our dishwasher broke a year ago and we still haven't replaced it!
     
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  4. Heinz57

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    Check the bargain shops for dishwasher tabs eg finish.
     
  5. Dan Donoghue

    Dan Donoghue Well-Known Member

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    We use it because we have it but at the old house ours broke and we didn't replace it until we were selling the house 5 years later, there is only 2 of us so washing up by hand was never a big issue. I also find hand washing things they come a bit cleaner and don't have that "dishwasher smell" to them.
     
  6. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I just received a Kogan email with Finish tablets at 11 cents by buying in bulk. They have a few different options. If you go to Kogan website you can grab some.

    Today only.
     
  7. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    But shipping is extra. $22 for me. If that was the only thing I bought, it would be 15.9c per tablet. I think Aldi Is comparable.

    Edit: Aldi Is 14.3c per tablet
     
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  8. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's Why You Should NEVER Wash Your Dishes By Hand

    Though there are articles which say it's cheaper to use a dishwasher, and others which say it's cheaper to wash by hand.

    Our workplace had a two drawer dishwasher, where each drawer could wash independently. This would be great for us now that we are empty nesters. We wouldn't have to unpack the ordinary cutlery and crockery - we'd just take clean things from one drawer, and put dirty things in the other.

    The one design flaw in this dishwasher was that there was no indication as to which drawer was clean. Our high tech solution (in a workplace full of innovating startups) was a laminated piece of paper.
     
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  9. Gockie

    Gockie Problem solver Premium Member

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    Ours too. 3 signs.
    1. Fill me
    2. In use/running
    3. Empty me (different sections of the business get allocated "kitchen duty" each week)
    Current office only has 1 dishwasher. I wonder if there's 1 or 2 in our office refurb (apparently costing $2mill?)
     
  10. mikey7

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    ALDI all the way.
    And.. cut them in half. You don't need a full tablet. We've been cutting ours for years on the advice of a dishwasher maintenance guy, and still get the same results.
     
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  11. geoffw

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    Does it really need to be emptied? If people know that they can find clean dishes in one particular drawer, they wouldn't need to empty the dishwasher much at all. *A productivity hint for your workplace*
     
  12. SatayKing

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    If they have laundromats why can't they have the same for crockery and cutlery?
     
  13. Gockie

    Gockie Problem solver Premium Member

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    Sorry. We are similar in having office signs but not dishdrawers. Unfortunately this office only has 1 normal dishwasher. Major FWP. So where would the dirty ones go? In the sink and benchtop. Nobody likes that.
     
  14. geoffw

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    Sorry, I misunderstood your response.

    I mentioned that our office had a two door dishwasher with a sign, and you said "ours too". You meant with the sign, not with two drawers. Sorry.
     
  15. Gockie

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    I should have been clearer so it's my fault. We'd ideally have 2 dishwashers... office would be better if it was like that.
    Btw, I think dishdrawers would make complete sense at my home though..... just 2 of us. And we are lazy...
     
  16. Lizzie

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    Yep - putting one of these in our next reno.

    My mother had one, early adaptor that she is, as she lived by herself but entertained a bit. It was fabulous - only used one drawer 80% of the time and was great for 1-2 people - but when she had a mob over both could run independently so there were always glasses and plates on hand.

    Even better - didn't have to bend over so far if only using the top drawer most of the time
     
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  17. Gockie

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    I had it confirmed today, the office reno will have two dishwashers and 2 sinks! So a 100% improvement on both.
     
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  18. Heinz57

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    Who knew. How interesting
     
  19. wylie

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    This is also the case with front loader washing machines. I never use how much powder they suggest, and have been using liquid lately (less than on the bottle).

    I've just bought an eco product for clothes washing, a pump bottle with refills, bought on the internet, and I'll be using one pump. Even the packaging is eco friendly.
     
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  20. Piston_Broke

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    I get a few big bags of dearest tabs from Coles when they're half price.
    Happens every 3 mths or so.



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