Dishwasher tablets £2.95 @ Lidl
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Dishwasher tablets £2.95 @ Lidl

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LocalFound 16th Sep 2017
Thought I sore these for £1.79 in store, going to check tomorrow - still cheap at £3 so thought I would post it anyway
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Next weekend it should be that price
Tried these, false economy as I had to use 3 to get crockery anywhere near as clean as when using any finish tabs.
Used them for a while but recently been leaving a white film on everything. Switched back to finish and problem solved.
faz196417 m ago

Used them for a while but recently been leaving a white film on …Used them for a while but recently been leaving a white film on everything. Switched back to finish and problem solved.

True they must have changed the formula it does clean but leaves this white residue on clear glass which is super annoying
Heat added, thanks op. Been using these for some time with no problem.
Most dishwasher tabs are 3 in 1 that include salt and rinse aid
These are the 'standard' ones that are just detergent. So you will definitely need salt, especially if your water is hard, and rinse aid.

Jestint46 m ago

Talking of false economy.. Could just put the hot tap on low, add a …Talking of false economy.. Could just put the hot tap on low, add a squidge of washing up liquid and use your hands to clean them in the sink?Pros:They are clean in seconds.You use less water. You use less energy. You don't need to buy a dishwasher. You don't need dishwasher tablets.Cons:You'd get your hands wet but it's only temporary.



Most modern dishwashers use less water and less energy than washing up by hand: typical dishwasher water consumption on a cycle is about 10 litres - which is just one sinkfull. If you use less water, you heat less water, so use less energy.

In fact the biggest difference in cost between hand washing up and a dishwasher is detergent. Even using these very cheap tablets, your detergent costs £3-4 a month, which buys you at least a bottle of washing up liquid a week.
faz19642 h, 0 m ago

Used them for a while but recently been leaving a white film on …Used them for a while but recently been leaving a white film on everything. Switched back to finish and problem solved.


no such problems here, it maybe depends on your water type, our water here is soft but for hard water areas you maybe need a 5 in 1 tablet
Cost depends on how often you turn on your dishwasher. I prefer dishwasher as there are only two of us at home now and I don't need to turn it on every day. I would use more water and detergent if doing it by hand every time there was something to wash. Living in a hard water area I'd need to use rinse aid and salt even if using a three in one dishwasher tablet so these classic ones make more sense to me. I also prefer dishwasher as the water temperature can be hotter if required than I'd be able to tolerate if washing up by hand so much better for greasy items. Just my preference, I wouldn't presume to suggest one method is better than another.
Not impressed with any of the w5 products I've used. Would rather spend a bit more and use products that actually work!
Edited by: "D0wnl04d3r" 17th Sep 2017
These are going to be on offer next weekend 23rd and 24th Sept for £1.79
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A good dishwasher uses around 10 litres of water way less than washing in the sink. Also dishwasher get your dishes to temperature your hands couldnt stand which is much more hygienic. The sink you are just washing dishes in dirty water. Don’t even get me on drying with a dirty dish cloth.
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Sink washing uses at least 60 litres if you rinse with clean water
Switched to these from finish tabs and find them just as good no residue or white film after.
As for washing them in the sink no thanks
pcs70389 h, 55 m ago

Most dishwasher tabs are 3 in 1 that include salt and rinse aidThese are …Most dishwasher tabs are 3 in 1 that include salt and rinse aidThese are the 'standard' ones that are just detergent. So you will definitely need salt, especially if your water is hard, and rinse aid.Most modern dishwashers use less water and less energy than washing up by hand: typical dishwasher water consumption on a cycle is about 10 litres - which is just one sinkfull. If you use less water, you heat less water, so use less energy.In fact the biggest difference in cost between hand washing up and a dishwasher is detergent. Even using these very cheap tablets, your detergent costs £3-4 a month, which buys you at least a bottle of washing up liquid a week.



There's four of us and I need to put the dishwasher on about 4 times a week, although I usually wash frying pans by hand since they take a lot of space and dishwashers spoil aluminium.

We bought our first dishwasher in the 80's, (plus extra pans and crockery,) and are on our second now, and I wouldn't want to go back to washing everything up by hand.

The tablets I'm currently using (Aldi all-in-one) were a bit under 8p each, so I probably spend about £1.50 a month on tablets. I do also need to use softener salt and some rinse aid too.

If you buy these @5p each you'd be spending under £1.60 on tablets a month even if you put it on every day.
Edited by: "melted" 17th Sep 2017
faz196412 h, 2 m ago

Used them for a while but recently been leaving a white film on …Used them for a while but recently been leaving a white film on everything. Switched back to finish and problem solved.



I had a similar problem with greyish residue on stainless steel when using cheap Finish all in one classic tablets bought from one of the budget chains, they were made in Poland and not intended for the UK market though, so may be a different formulation.

I stopped using Lidl's dishwasher tablets after they changed the formula as they weren't washing as well as their old stuff. I find the Aldi all in one tablets are currently much better.
Edited by: "melted" 17th Sep 2017
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