Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Ultra Dish Wash

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Best for Parents looking for an unscented dish soap that tackles grease with plant-based ingredients
Top benefits Made with aloe vera, hypoallergenic, effective against caked-on and burnt foods
Considerations Not available at all grocery stores
Bottom line Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Dish Wash gives you plant-based cleaning power without harsh, irritating chemicals. Plus, the fragrance-free formulation is ideal for those with sensitivities.
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Features

  • Free of dyes, fragrance, phalates, parabens, and tricoslan
  • EcoLogo certified
  • Not tested on animals
  • Made with aloe vera to soothe hands
  • Flip-top cap

Review

A good dish soap is a household essential, but family members with chemical and fragrance sensitivities shouldn’t have to suffer for clean dishes. Dish soaps like Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Ultra Dish Wash exist for this reason, and it packs a powerful cleaning punch, too. With Eco-Max at your sink, you can cut through grease and grime without worrying about added fragrances or chemicals that can be harmful to you or the environment. Our parent testers and editors were happy with Eco-Max’s overall performance as it efficiently cleaned off greasy and sticky messes without leaving behind streaks or spots. Its pleasantly neutral scent was a crowd-pleaser as well.

I really do like this dish soap because I feel better about using it for the planet and for my own health.” —Abbi, mom of one
CLEANING DISHES

To test Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Ultra Dish Wash, our editors started by soaking dirty dishes in soapy water for five minutes. After a quick soak, remnants of mac and cheese and spaghetti sauce easily fell away from the dishes, with some of the thicker bits requiring a little bit of scrubbing. Gooey foods such as peanut butter flaked off slightly after a soak with eco-max, but a little extra effort was required in the scrubbing department. In the homes of our parent testers, Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Ultra Dish Wash fought greasiness especially well, removing crusted on food from cutlery, and burnt food from pots and pans. Parents even reported that Eco-max helped to dull the look of stains on their dishes, which is a major bonus when it’s pasta night. The lather of this dish soap is on the thinner side, so rinsing away the suds is quick and easy.

Dry hands can result from a lot of dishwashing and exposure to soap, and the Today’s Parent Approved lab and one parent tester found this dish wash to be somewhat drying. However, that wasn’t the case for the majority of our parent testers, who said that Eco-Max was gentle on their hands. If dry skin is a concern, donning some rubber gloves is a foolproof way to protect your hands.

I really liked that this dish soap was not harsh and did not dry out my hands! I also liked that it’s able to remove grease from dishes.” —Ashley, mom of one

EASE OF USE

Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Ultra Dish Wash comes with a wide lid that pops open and closes easily. The contoured bottle easily rests in your hand, so you don’t have to worry about losing your grip even when the bottle is wet. Pour control, however, might be tricky for the overzealous bottle-squeezer (there’s one in every family) as the soap’s consistency is on the runnier side. One of our parent testers reported having a somewhat easy time dispensing a precise amount of soap, so we recommend keeping an eye on pour control to reduce any unnecessary waste.

FINAL WORD

Made with only eight ingredients, all of our parent testers and editors agreed that Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Ultra Dish Wash’s cleaning power was top-notch, even against the toughest grime. The majority of our parent testers didn’t feel they needed a lot of product to get the job done and they were happy with how long one bottle of this dish soap lasted their family. They said its eco-friendly ingredients, effective cleaning power and lack of fragrance make it a product worth buying and recommending to other parents. Editors were particularly impressed with how Eco-Max tackled burnt on food, stains and grease.