Frances has shared her experience with Finish Dishwasher Gel Packs.
I have been using Finish Gel Packs for about two months. I bought them to try because I had a good coupon offer.
While I like the ease of just putting a gel pack in my dishwasher it does an abysmal job of cleaning stains. The water in my area stains badly, and Finish simply does not do the job.
I have never had any problems like this with the powdered detergents, so I will be going back to them.
Thanks Frances for sharing your experiences with this product.
It is interesting to me that, at least with this product, I have not received any positive reviews. Generally I get some of both about various house cleaning supplies reviews. However, it is not all Finish products, but just these gel packs which have been so disappointing to people.
If others have used this product I would love to hear from them too, whether your experience has been positive or negative.
Finish Gelpacs All Stuck Together: It's A Nightmare!
One Big Mess!
Cass shared the problems with this dishwasher detergent with me, also sharing a photo.
I had originally used the Finish powder packs that were individually wrapped and I was anoyed with having to unwrap each pack and find some of them broken and messy, so I was excited that possibly I would get to save a messy step when I decided to use the gel pacs instead. NOT!
This was a neightmare. After the plastic inner bag was opened and my 20 gel packs were exposed to air and possible my damp hand as I removed and used the 1st one, they all fused together.
I have only been able to gently remove 4 more packs without them bursting. I have no idea what I am going to do with the remaining 15.
It really is sad because product wide, Finish does remarkable well up against it's more expensive competitors, but they missed the boat in packaging.
Thanks for sharing this picture with me Cass. Unfortunately, you're not the first person to share this problem with me for this product, and I really haven't figure out any good way to unfuse them from each other.
Even though they can be expensive, I'd say you'll have to call these a loss and get a new dishwasher detergent, hopefully this time one that doesn't get all stuck together. If you'd like to try another Finish product the Powerball tabs have gotten much better reviews, overall, than the gel pacs.
After a couple of weeks my sink started backing up. I tried everything to unclog it unsuccessfully. Then, I called a plumber.
It ends up a lot of chunks of undissolved gel packs were spewing out. I threw the rest out. It was pretty disappointing.
My friend then told me she found a lot of undissolved gel packs at the bottom of her dishwasher.
Thanks Sue for sharing your problems with this type of Finish dishwasher detergent.
It is interesting that other people have complained about other brands of gel packs too, although not necessarily about them not dissolving properly. For instance, I've gotten several tips for using Cascade detergent in the action packs so it does not spill or break. It seems these individual packs are becoming very popular -- in general do you like them or dislike them, and why? I would love to hear readers' thoughts on this issue.
Has anyone else had this same issue with the Finish gel packs not dissolving, like Sue? If you have used this type of dishwasher detergent, and had either a good or bad experience with it, I would love for you to share your dishwasher detergents review here. (You can also share reviews of other brands, or read other reviews that have already been submitted.)
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