Best forParents looking for plant- and mineral-based dishwasher tabs that are free of harmful chemicals
Top BenefitsEasy to use, vegan ingredients, certified carbon-neutral
ConsiderationsCardboard box lid not fully secure
Bottom lineAttitude Dishwasher Eco-Pouches is an effective detergent made with natural ingredients you can feel good about.
Carbon-neutral, vegan, and eco-friendly aren’t terms normally associated with a dishwasher detergent, but they’re accurate in describing Attitude Dishwasher Eco-Pouches. Made from ingredients with plant and mineral origins, our Today's Parent Approved editors and parent testers found this detergent not only cleaned their dirty dishes, but also dismantled hardened food stains. While it may cost slightly more than other leading brands, its natural, safe, and effective ingredients make this product well worth its value.
Testing Attitude Dishwasher Eco-Pouches’ cleaning ability, our editors dirtied an array of kitchen items (with the worst kinds of food stains you can think of) to replicate a family’s typical nightly load. After the wash cycle, our editors were impressed this detergent’s powerful cleansers lifted all sorts of foods, from egg yolk to peanut butter, and thoroughly cleaned kitchen tools that usually take a bit of scrubbing. For tough, baked-on stains in casserole dishes, our editors noted this detergent easily tackled crusted food, with the exception of a few crumbs that were easily be scratched off. Overall, there was no need to rewash anything, save for one glass of orange juice containing some leftover pulp.
Our parent testers had similar experiences in their homes, finding this detergent got the job done in one cycle. Most found it eliminated dried-on foods, and said it even diminished the look of stains on their dishes. While some parents felt their dishes needed rinsing beforehand, the majority overall reported zero leftover food residue.
The pre-measured pouches make it quick and easy to load dishwasher detergent. While using tabs is a straightforward process, it’s important to note that you're not supposed to remove the clear wrapping on these pouches, which disintegrate in the wash. During testing, all of our editors and parent testers found the instructions simple to understand and the box easy to open. However, our editors found the box doesn’t close securely and would recommend storing the detergent on a high shelf if you’re worried about your little one getting into the box.
Overall, parent testers enjoyed how these pouches made using an exact amount of detergent consistent and easy, all giving Attitude Dishwasher Eco-Pouches a very good to good score for ease of use.
The majority of our parents testers were satisfied with how well this dishwasher detergent performed, giving it very good to good ratings for quality and ease of use. They also said it offered good value, especially considering the eco-friendliness of the product. All of our parent testers were happy with how long one box of detergent lasted. Editors were impressed with how well this detergent handled caked-on foods. Next time they’re running low on dishwasher detergent, the majority of parent testers said they would opt for the Attitude brand and would recommend it to other families. Our editors and most parent testers agree: Attitude Dishwasher Eco-Pouches are worthy of the Today’s Parent Approved seal.
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