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Your Place: Dishwasher detergents, here’s how they rate

Your Place: Dishwasher detergents, here’s how they rate
News from Lexington Herald Leader:

— The Philadelphia Inquirer

I’m calling to order this meeting of the readers with various dishwasher issues, only to let you kind folks know of a recent Consumer Reports study of – you guessed it – detergents.

In the latest testing – results of which appear in the July 2012 issue – Finish Powerball Tabs and Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs earned the highest marks in CR’s ratings of nonphosphate gels, liquids, packs, pods, powders, and tablets. (Laws in several states removed phosphates from dishwasher detergents a few years ago, which resulted in some cleaning challenges.)

Many detergents left food stuck to plates or pots. Finish Powerball Tabs, the only “Best Buy” rated by the magazine, at 21 cents per load, and Cascade Complete All In 1 at 29 cents per load both cleaned dishes and pots well, and dishware washed in these detergents didn’t have water spots, white film or discolored aluminum.

In its latest tests, Consumer Reports added hard-water performance to the ratings of models first reported in October 2011.

The magazine began this test last year in response to readers’ comments about a white film or cloudy buildup on dishware.

Consumer Reports found several products that allowed glassware to be covered in varying degrees with a frosty-white…………… continues on Lexington Herald Leader

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