Dishwasher Powder Vs Dishwasher Tablets

Dishwasher Tablets Vs Dishwasher Powder Which is Better


Dishwasher powder vs dishwasher tablets — which is best?

Let’s get down and dirty with the facts on how best to get your dirty dishes, clean.

WIPE THAT’s eco-friendly dishwasher powder is 100% biodegradable, safe and effective. But how does its performance stack up against dishwasher tablets? Here we take a closer look.

Dishwasher powder is more economical, offers greater flexibility and is more environmentally friendly than individually wrapped tablets or gel packs.

Traditionally the cheapest option, dishwasher powder offers greater value for money for families, stretching your dollar further whilst delivering comparable performance to the best dishwasher tablets on the market. It also lasts longer and has a longer shelf life, so you can get more mileage out of your WIPE THAT dishwasher powder before it needs to be replenished.

Powder also offers greater flexibility in measuring, so you can use less, or more, depending on the size of your load, unlike tablets which are one size only. This is perfect for couples or smaller families who need to run their dishwasher at half capacity or less often.

Perhaps even more importantly, have you considered how much unnecessary single use packaging the average carton of dishwasher tablets contains? With powder, you can measure exactly how much you need without sending extra waste to landfill, which does not align with WIPE THAT’s eco friendly philosophy. 

When to consider switching to an eco friendly dishwasher powder

If hard water is in use in your home, you may benefit from switching to dishwasher powder. Typically found in ground water, hard water has a high mineral content such as calcium and magnesium and can cause limescale deposits, which can leave spots, streaks and cloudiness on glasses and built-up residue on dishes.

By using powder instead of tablets or liquid, you can easily adjust the amount of detergent used to combat water hardness, where more detergent is often necessary. Water hardness directly affects your dishwasher’s performance, so it’s important to make the right choice for better results and sparkling clean dishes every time.

What ingredients do we use?

Like other dishwasher powder and liquid manufacturers, WIPE THAT does not use phosphates. That’s because in 2010, the peak regulatory body the Environmental Protection Authority mandated against its use in dishwashing products despite its efficacy as a cleaning agent, because it could lead to algal bloom or algae on surface water, which is detrimental to the environment. Page of 2 2 The good news is, it means detergents today are far less toxic than they once were. Dishwasher powders and liquids work by dissolving and binding to dirt and grease through enzymes and surfactants (short for surface active agents).

WIPE THAT’s eco friendly dishwasher powder does not contain:

  • Terpenes
  • Phenols
  • Chlorine
  • Organic mercurial
  • Balsams
  • Aluminium complexes
  • Chlorofluorocarbons.

We also do not test on animals. It’s safe, allergy-free care for your dishes that’s better for the environment!

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