Fairy Platinum Plus All in One Lemon review

£10.00Typical price

Test score

82%
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 verdict: Fantastic

Fairy promises that Platinum Plus All in One Lemon dishwasher tablets will deliver ‘a clean like new’. You’d probably expect as much, considering how pricey they are. But do these dishwasher tablets really do the job? Read our full review to find out.

Pros
  • Brilliant overall cleaning
  • The only tablets to achieve a maximum five stars for preventing watermarks
  • Joint-best on test for removing tough grease
  • Clear away dark tea stains with ease
  • Rinse off with minimal spots on glasses and film on plates
Cons
  • More expensive than most
These are the best dishwasher tablets we’ve tested. Fairy Platinum Plus All in One Lemon excel at removing tough grease stains and attacking dark stains, such as tea, all with sparkling results.

Aldi Magnum Original All in One review

£2.99Typical price

Test score

72%
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 verdict: Budget brilliance

Costing just 7p a wash, these are the joint-cheapest dishwasher tablets we tested. Are they a brilliant budget buy that will get your plates and glasses clean and shiny? Or are they best left on the supermarket shelf? We reveal all in our full test results.

Pros
  • Impressive overall cleaning
  • One of only three tablets to achieve a maximum five stars for removing tea stains from the bottom of mugs
  • Joint-best on test for removing tough grease and egg yolk
  • Rinse off with minimal cloudiness on glasses and film on plates
  • Outstanding value
Cons
  • Struggles to fully remove starchy pasta residue
  • Not as good as Fairy Platinum Plus Lemon at preventing watermarks
Aldi Magnum Original All in One tablets excel at removing almost all types of food stains, from dark tea marks to tough grease. They also do a good job of preventing glasses from becoming filmy after multiple washes. What’s more, they’re the joint-cheapest dishwasher tablet per wash of those we’ve tested, so you’ll save money, too.

Lidl W5 All in One Original review

£2.99Typical price

Test score

69%
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verdict: Excellent cleaner, great value

Lidl’s tagline is ‘Big on quality, Lidl on price’. Its W5 All in One dishwasher tablets certainly cost less than the likes of Fairy, but do they produce shiny dishes and sparkling glassware? Find out whether the supermarket’s claims hold up, or if its dishwasher tablets are ‘Lidl on quality’.

Pros
  • One of only two tablets to achieve a maximum five stars for overall cleaning
  • Best on test for clearing away starchy pasta residue
  • Terrific at attacking dark stains at the bottom of mugs
  • Banish thick stains such as milk and egg yolk with minimal effort
  • Keep glasses looking clear wash after wash
  • Cheap
Cons
  • Struggle to prevent watermarks building up on cutlery
  • Dishes start to look dull after multiple washes

 

 

Fairy Original All in One review

£5.00Typical price

Test score

59%
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 verdict: OK, but others are better

Fairy Original All in One dishwasher tablets contain both liquid and powder, and Fairy claims they can ‘clean dried-on grease first time’. We put these tablets to the test cleaning dried-on egg yolk, tough tea stains and more. How does their cleaning power match up to other dishwasher tablets? Check our full test results to find out.

Pros
  • Very good at removing milk stains and tough grease
  • Best on test for preventing filming and cloudiness
  • Excellent at preventing items losing their brilliance
Cons
  • Average at cleaning most stains – the tablets have little impact on pasta residue and minimal effect on heavy stains such as egg yolk
  • Unexceptional at preventing watermarks building up on cutlery

 

Tesco All in One Lemon review

£3.00Typical price

Test score

54%
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 verdict: Could be better

Tesco claims its All in One Lemon dishwasher tablets ‘cut through grease’ and ‘lift baked-on food’. Well, we threw a bunch of different stains at them to see whether they really can do a good job of keeping your dishes clean. We also tested to see if they can keep your glasses shiny and watermark-free after multiple washes. All is revealed in our full test results.

Pros
  • Excellent at washing off baked-on milk
  • Removes egg yolk easily
  • Helps stop glasses going cloudy after multiple washes
  • Good at preventing items losing their brilliance
Cons
  • Have little impact on tea and pasta residue
  • Worse than most at tackling tough grease stains
  • Struggle to prevent watermarks on glasses and cutlery

 

 

Morrisons All in One Original review

£2.39Typical price

Test score

50%
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 verdict: Poor cleaning overall

At only 8p a wash, Morrisons All in One Original dishwasher tablets are among the cheapest you can buy. But are you getting extreme cleaning power as well as great value? We tested them against branded alternatives from Fairy and Ecover, and other supermarket tablets. Read our review to find out how Morrisons dishwasher tablets fared.

Pros
  • Remove egg yolk and baked-on milk easily
  • Rinse off well without clouding glasses or leaving film on plates
Cons
  • Have little impact on tea stains
  • Struggle to clear away starchy residues such as pasta
  • Watermarks begin to build up after a few cycles

 

 

Ecover All in One review

£7.00Typical price

Test score

47%
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 verdict: Unimpressive cleaning

Ecover claims its All in One dishwasher tablets leave dishes squeaky clean. Our tests find out whether this is true, as well as assessing how shiny dishes and glasses are after multiple washes. Check our full test results to find out more about Ecover’s dishwasher tablets.

Pros
  • Excellent at preventing items losing their brilliance
  • Very good at cleaning away tough grease
  • Plant-based formula makes it a more sustainable product
  • Box made of 100% recycled cardboard
Cons
  • Mediocre or poor at removing most types of food stains
  • Terrible at tackling pasta residue
  • Tablets are individually plastic wrapped
  • Expensive

 

 

Ecozone Classic All in One review

£6.19Typical price

Test score

30%
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 verdict: Struggle with cleaning most stains

Ecozone promises ‘sparkling results with every load’ if you use its Classic All in One dishwasher tablets. They’re more expensive than most other tablets we’ve tested, but they could be worth every extra penny if they can clean tea-stained mugs and leave glasses sparkling. Check our full tests results to find out more about Ecozone’s dishwasher tablets.

Pros
  • Do a reasonable job of removing milk stains
  • Plant-based formula makes it a more sustainable product
Cons
  • Terrible at tackling tough grease and pasta residue
  • Ineffectual on egg yolk
  • Leaves watermarks on cutlery
  • More expensive than most