Best forParents looking for an unscented dish soap that tackles grease with plant-based ingredients
Top BenefitsMade with aloe vera, hypoallergenic, effective against caked-on and burnt foods
ConsiderationsNot available at all grocery stores
Bottom lineEco-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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