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4.0 out of 5 starsCheaper but, seems melted or wet before
Reviewed in Singapore on 9 August 2021
The box arrived in good condition and individual packet has no issue but, it become Powderly once open the individual packet. And I prefer the thin layer of self dissolve plastic cover as do not need to peel off before place it into dishwasher. Overall not bad as a cheaper deal
1.0 out of 5 starsWouldn't buy again. Some crumbled, not uniform.
Reviewed in Singapore on 26 April 2021
All the tablets are individually wrapped, which is a plus because most of them have been damaged and are in crumbs. The box itself seems a little worse for wear, and the tablets are not uniformly made. I wonder if these are original Finish products.
The finish brand of dishwasher tablets uses the “hardened powder” approach as opposed to encapsulated liquid. The tablets usually dissolve and clean my dishes just fine. I never find streaks or water marks. In fact, I would venture to say that the tablets do their job wonderfully.
However, as someone who tries very hard to reduce the amount of plastic waste I produce, I was disappointed with having each tablet individually wrapped in foil. Each night, I threw away plastic waste that seemed unnecessary. Despite how wonderfully this product worked, I will probably be going with a different brand from this point forward.
That being said, if you are concerned about small children mistaking your dishwasher tablets for candy, these may make you feel at ease! I, however, look forward to the day I can use finish without feeling guilty about producing excess plastic trash.
When fresh, and intact, they clean well. However, upon opening, there were loose unwrapped tabs mixed in, but there were no loose wrappers in box, so this happened during mfg. Also, some wrappers were 1/2 open, exposing tabs, & some were completely sealed, but crumbled inside the packaging. There were powdered crumbs throughout box. See photo. Also, good to check mfgr date embossed on top flap. Per mfgr, these are good 24 mos from that date. This is true. Last box ordered, had less than 1yr of freshness. Last 2 mos they began to crumble, red ball not dissolving properly, & didn’t clean as well.
I was very disappointed when I received the box of Finish dishwasher tabs. I buy these all the time at the store but found this great price on Amazon. Now I know why the price was so low. As you can see from the photos, these are damaged tabs that are lumped into one box. Some were wrapped, some unwrapped, some wrappers open and some tabs were broken. The box was in perfect condition and sealed. Also, this is OLD stock. Since I do purchase these on a regular basis I know what they look like and the current presentation is that each tab is in a clear, biodegradable shrink wrap that goes directly into the machine and dissolves, not a metallic colored plastic that has to be removed prior to use. In reading other reviews of this particular product it seems other buyers have had similar experiences. I really was surprised that Amazon would sell something like this but they did give me a partial refund. Buyer beware.
These are not my favorite dishwasher pods, but on Amazon Prime Day this box was less than $10, which was a great value for the amount in the box. I prefer the Cascade dishwasher pods with the liquid and powder. The Finish pods seem to leave powder residue on some of the dishes, like it doesn’t disintegrate all the way. I use a finishing liquid in the dishwasher door too (hard water where I am). Also, if the pod is broken already and you still use it, it will not come out of the door in the wash. It Becomes a thick mat of powder in the holder.
They’re also individually wrapped which is a bit annoying and seems wasteful, but you couldn’t have these pods in a box without wrapper. They’d fall apart.
Overall, I’m okay with them and will continue to use the box I bought. I don’t know that I’ll buy again.
I was surprised when I open the box and found foil wrapped pods that I had to open and not the usual clear pods that I could just pop in dishwasher tray. Once I started opening the foil then the real surprise started happening. About 90% of the time the "pod" was broken! So it was a bit of a mess to load in it's "compartment". It does work effectively. I can't complain there. We only start the dishwasher when it's full too. However having to open the foil and finding broken bits & pieces is a big let down. Even my husband was annoyed when he went to load the dishwasher and start it. I also use the Finish Rinse Aid which makes a difference too. Even though it does the job I can say I won't be ordering this again, sadly. I am going to try the Quantum instead. Only because my dishwasher manufacturer suggested I use this brand.
Not entirely happy with this product. They do clean the dishes, mostly, and I have not noticed any leftover residue on the dishes. It seems to rinse clean in the dishwasher without leaving a bunch of spots.
It arrived promptly, which is good, however, many of the tablets have been broken. Which would be annoying but okay, if each individual packet they were wrapped in were securely closed or sealed, and if the packets would dissolve in the dishwasher. The packets must be torn open and thrown away, creating more waste. They do come packed in a cardboard box, which can be recycled in my area.
The individual packets can be difficult to open. When that happens, and the cube inside is broken, the detergent powder flies out and gets on your hands. Make sure you're holding the packet over the dishwasher door when you open them.
In a nutshell, they clean our dishes, but they can be irksome to use, and the packaging waste is a disappointment. We won't buy them again.
• Dislike the wasted packaging used for each tab, although this seems to be unavoidable due to the design of the tabs (seeing so many tabs broken when I open the package, they would probably fall apart before the box was ever opened if they weren’t individually wrapped).
I deducted 2/5 stars for the waste because this is harder for me to deal with than my next issue. I would return a star if I thought this was completely unavoidable. I’m not sure if this much waste outweighs a tad more adhesive to keep each tab together, or a completely different design altogether.
Stars remaining: 3/5
• Doesn’t work as well as I’m used to. Running a dishwashing cycle using Finish All in 1 won’t even clean fingerprints off your glasses! Complete prewash is required. Cleans better than the next level down within the Finish brand dishwasher tabs, still not near well enough in my book. But if you already completely prewash your dishes as part of your standard dishwashing procedure, then this product may work for you.
Received the box of tabs but have not been as pleased with the results as I would have expected based on the reviews I read. It cleans my dishes adequately and as expected, however, it leaves what feels almost like a film of dust on the dishes that have forced me to rinse off my dishes again after having run the dishwasher and just letting them air dry in the dishwasher. This has not occurred previously (having recently used a dishwasher cleaner and powder dish detergent in the dispenser several uses prior to these), so I can only surmise that this product is the culprit. Will likely try a different brand and/or product after this disappointing experience.
All of the tablets came individually wrapped but the wrapping on most of them was broken and the majority of the tablets were damaged or crushed. There was powder all over the inside of the box and it's super messy tearing them open and using them. Obviously I could still just dump the powder into my dishwasher and it did the job, but the product itself was kind of crummy. Cascade pods are way better, but these were better than nothing since everything was sold out due to Covid. You get 96 of them though so it lasts a long time. I run the dishwasher like everyday so that was a plus. I also have a Finish 'certified' dishwasher so that probably helped idk maybe the wash cycle is more compatible with the way these dissolve. I won't buy them again though once better products become available again. They're inconsistent and messy and kind of annoying honestly. But they do work so whatever I guess. I feel like amazon was just selling defective boxes of this to make a buck. Decent value otherwise.