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December 7, 2019

What is the quality of Kirkland brand dishwasher soap pods?


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I do some marketing research and you would probably be surprised at some of the questions companies want answered.

I believe there are too many differences in dishwashers, the food people cook (how many 'oily' foods are cooked), how often people use their dishwashers, type of dishes (especially greasy pots/dishes and glassware), for one person to give a good quality answer that would really mean very much.

If you read the comments (questions really) on the Amazon link you will only find one 'answer' that actually states anything about their use of the product. All the other 'comments' are just questions about the product.

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Since there are no bad comments (but some low numbers) but only a few respondents so not a good link to go by.

These are comments from a recent marketing survey (from a dishwasher repair person):

"Buy cheap, gel detergent. Not powder. Not pods. The cheap gel is what the dishwasher is engineered to be able to clean with. It's considered the baseline.
Use 1/2 - 3/4 as much of the gel as the dishwasher appears to hold. Using too much is far more impactful to a bad wash cycle than using too little.
If your soap dispenser door is not reliable, just don't close it. It'll work fine.
Use rinse aid, always. It really does work.
"To explain the first one, dishwasher soap companies need to release new products every now and then to justify a price hike. So, they release the latest, greatest thing, but the companies building the dishwashers are still designing and testing for the most basic, cheapest detergent out there.

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So while the latest, greatest thing might be marginally better, it's really just a means to get you to spend more money for less detergent. Your dishwasher works fine without it. Also, a lot of what they're adding is just integrating rinse aid into the pod, which you should already be using anyway."

You might give this some thought before making a purchasing decision but in the end, the only way to know if a product suits your family is to give it a one time try.

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I don't own a dishwasher but my daughter does. She started to use these around 9 months ago and simply loves them. They are great and do a good job.

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February 17, 2011

Which brands of dishwasher detergent do the best job?

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We used to use the packets that have a powder and a liquid in the plastic that disolves during the wash. We had clear plates and after a few months there was a white film on them that we could not get off.

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What we found works well is the liquid (Cascade). I fill up both cups since we have hard water. Once a month or so I put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in the dishwasher and add some vinegar. I let it sit for one hour then run the empty dishwasher. I seems to clear out the gunk.

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I have done a trial and error over the last 26 years of dishwashers (only gone through 3). Currently I am using the Walmart brand of liquid in a large bottle. They first came out with the tablet form, must have gotten into trouble as that got pulled from the market.

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I liked that as well. So, unless you get a good coupon/sale deal, this is what I stand by. I cannot say anything about other generic brands, as I went from Cascade & Electrosol (like) to the Walmart brand. It has a couple of scents too, lemon/orange.

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