Finish or Fairy dishwasher tablets?

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Posted 13th Oct 2018
Hey.
Can you help me with picking the right dishwasher tablets?
I’ve been using the Fairy original tablets (84pk) I don’t use them often and I’ve had the pack for 6 months... they’ve become really dry and started sticking to each other (no idea why because they just sit in the cupboard in the original packaging)....
I want to try Finish tablets but I’ve heard that they sometimes don’t dissolve in the dishwasher...
Any ideas?
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Save some money, the Aldi all in ones do the job.
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Save some money, the Aldi all in ones do the job.
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J_B37 m ago

Save some money, the Aldi all in ones do the job.


Agree the Aldi ones are great.
I've always found fairy to be a lot better than finish.
They have stuck together because the plastic wrapping is water soluble and cupboard can be humid
I currently have the Aldi ones but in my opinion the fairy ones are far better, the Aldi ones are just cheaper
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Dannyrobbo13/10/2018 09:40

I currently have the Aldi ones but in my opinion the fairy ones are far …I currently have the Aldi ones but in my opinion the fairy ones are far better, the Aldi ones are just cheaper


I’ve used both fairy and finish, they aren’t better and clean the same. Your just paying for the name.
I’ve been using liquid for the last couple of months and it’s great. Waitrose and Sainsbury’s do their own brand. Wouldn’t go back to tablets now.
Fairy are the best.
If you wanted to try the finish tablets before buying a big box, Poundstretcher sell a box of 10 for £1.
I used to buy finish, but in an emergency one week I bought Aldi’s. Found the results were exactly the same, Mind you, I don’t have heavily soiled plates and rinse any pans out before putting in the machine.
I use shops own brand and seems to always clean. Will using more expensive tablets mean I can use the quick cycle instead?
£9 for 110 finish powerball from The range, B&M, Savers, That's what we use. It's as good as anything else. Tip.. Use salt if in hard water area. Machine will last longer. Clean better. Stay clean inside and salt is cheaper than chips. Crazy that folks don't use salt when it tells you to in the instructions. The salt in tabs is not strong enough for some areas
Edited by: "wayners" 13th Oct 2018
wayners25 m ago

£9 for 110 finish powerball from The range, B&M, Savers, That's what we …£9 for 110 finish powerball from The range, B&M, Savers, That's what we use. It's as good as anything else. Tip.. Use salt if in hard water area. Machine will last longer. Clean better. Stay clean inside and salt is cheaper than chips. Crazy that folks don't use salt when it tells you to in the instructions. The salt in tabs is not strong enough for some areas


Those are the finish Classic ones, they're absolutely dreadful, worst tablets I've ever tried, they leave a horrid grey residue all over my pans and cutlery. They're not the same as the finish tablets sold in major uk supermarkets.
Edited by: "melted" 13th Oct 2018
I use Lidl own, always felt happy with the results.
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The cheapest you can get is always best in my experience. Vanish do a rolling discount where they are half price for 50% of the time I think. But just get the cheapest and don't fall for the other gimmicks about cleaner and rinser etc.
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I’ve used both fairy and finish, they aren’t better and clean the same. You …I’ve used both fairy and finish, they aren’t better and clean the same. Your just paying for the name.



in your opinion.
Salt maybe the key to the cleaning power... Or where you can live with softer water
wayners54 m ago

Salt maybe the key to the cleaning power... Or where you can live with …Salt maybe the key to the cleaning power... Or where you can live with softer water


Even the all in one tablet manufacturers recommend using salt with their product in all but very soft water areas.

I use salt, I live in a hard water area, the softener is set to max. All the salt in the world won't make finish classic tablets usable though.

I've read that if you don't use salt in a water softener for a long time in a hard water area, the ion exchange resin in the softener unit can get coated in limescale stopping it working properly when you do top it up, although you might be able to recover it using citric acid.
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Dannyrobbo13/10/2018 14:41

in your opinion.


Many others are of the same opinion. It’s likely that fairy or finish make the Aldi tablets anyway as happens for a lot of supermarkets!
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Many others are of the same opinion. It’s likely that fairy or finish make …Many others are of the same opinion. It’s likely that fairy or finish make the Aldi tablets anyway as happens for a lot of supermarkets!



Min their opinion also. Finish likely make the Aldi tablets because they are a compressed powder no coatingand also not as good as fairy. The fairy ones are totally different and in my dishwasher wash the dishes much better
Fairy are excellent.Wilko and B&M stores are normally the cheapest place to buy them.
I avoid gel tabs, they tend to leave a silky feel to the dishes, stick to powdered tabs
Oh yes you’re right... thanks a lot. Will make sure packaging is sealed properly
Toptrumpet16 h, 5 m ago

If you wanted to try the finish tablets before buying a big box, …If you wanted to try the finish tablets before buying a big box, Poundstretcher sell a box of 10 for £1.I used to buy finish, but in an emergency one week I bought Aldi’s. Found the results were exactly the same, Mind you, I don’t have heavily soiled plates and rinse any pans out before putting in the machine.


Oh thanks a lot for that. Will defo try the box of 10.
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Dannyrobbo14 h, 57 m ago

in your opinion.


Yes that’s the whole point of the question posted by the OP, to get peoples opinions......or did I miss something here???
Dannyrobbo13/10/2018 17:52

Min their opinion also. Finish likely make the Aldi tablets because they …Min their opinion also. Finish likely make the Aldi tablets because they are a compressed powder no coatingand also not as good as fairy. The fairy ones are totally different and in my dishwasher wash the dishes much better


In your opinion albeit a minority of one
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chocci7 h, 50 m ago

In your opinion albeit a minority of one



They are consistently rated the best too, they are just expensive
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