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Product: Quantumatic Automatic Dishwasher Dispenser
Model: Starter Kit
Manufacturer: Finish Electrasol
This is an automatic dishwasher detergent dispenser which you latch to the top rack of your dishwasher. The dispenser holds twelve loads worth of soap. A little indicator on the top lets you know how many loads are left.
I've been trying this for the last week and it really seems like a solution in search of a problem. The dispenser works fine, adding soap automatically each time I run the dishwasher. However, putting soap into the dishwasher has never really been a problem. If I can remember to load and run the dishwasher then adding soap is simply not an issue.
I've used a couple different soaps in the dishwasher and found that Cascade seems to work best. Unfortunately, the Finish Electrasol soap in this dispenser seems to leave a soapy film on the dishes. Although, reading their FAQs this might be because of where I have installed the dispenser on the top rack.
Pros: Automatically dispenses soap. No need to remember to put soap in the dishwasher before running it.
Cons: Impossible to run "rinse only" without removing the dispenser. Too expensive for what it does. Have seen some soap residue.
Cost: $11.99 for dispenser with 12 loads, $9.99 for 12 load refill. In contrast, you can get 60 Electrasol gelpacs for only $11.99.
By fletc3her from Seattle, WA