Most of the reviews I have received for Finish Powerball tabs have been quite positive. In fact, I tend to get more negative reviews for Finish gel pacs.
In this instance, I got this negative review of the powerball tabs saying she had similar problems as had previously been reported with the gel pacs, which was that some of those pacs did not dissolve when used in the dishwasher.
SR101 Reader says:
I also have the experience of the Finish Powerball not always dissolving in my brand new Kitchen Aid dishwasher.
I run the hot water before starting the dishwasher and do not put large dishes in front of the dispenser.
Sometimes the pack works, but more often they are found in the bottom of my dishwasher still in tact. Dishes frequently come out dirty and filmy.
In addition, the stainless interior of the dishwasher has also become filmy. I have an entire unopened box left over that I don't want to even use. What a disappointment this product turned out to be.
I am so sorry to hear about your negative experience with this product, since so many others have really thought it did a good job for them.
I tried to research the correct method for adding this product to your dishwasher, and the FAQs on Finish website just said:
Unwrap one tablet from its protective wrapper.
Place the unwrapped tablet in the main dishwasher detergent dispenser and close. Use one fully dissolving tablet per wash load.
Run dishwasher. Optimal water temperature is 125° – 140° F.
It sounds like you are most likely following these instructions, so I honestly can't figure out what the problem could be.
Like I said before, I've heard of this problem of the pacs not dissolving before, as it relates to the gel pacs, but not the Finish powerball tabs before.
Has anyone else had this problem? I would love to hear more people's experiences. You can share your reviews here of this, or any other brand.
Powerball All In One Los Nie Op Nie (It Didn't Dissolve For Me Either)
by Louna van Zyl
Ek het ook die probleem van die powerballs wat nie oplos nie en my met vuil skottelgoed los. Ek volg al die instruksies noukeurig. ASB HELP !! WAT IS DIE PROBLEEM? Het die produkte 'n verval datum? Ek het al gewonder of ek dalk 'n te ou produk gekoop het. Hierdie is werklik 'n probleem wat ernstig aandag gegee moet word asb.
I wasn't sure what the comment from Louna said, just because I only speak English with a little French thrown in. Therefore, I put the comment into Google Translate and here how it translated it (granted that the translation is not perfect):
"I also have the problem of powerballs not solve my dirty dishes go. I follow all the instructions carefully. PLEASE HELP! WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? The products an expiration date? I've wondered if I might be too old product was purchased. This is really a serious problem that need to be please."
Taylor's response to Louna:
Until I recently got this complaint about Finish powerballs (see above) I had only heard good things about them, and not that they weren't dissolving. You're now the second person who has complained about it, but I don't have a good answer for you, yet.
I will try to look into this issue more and get back to everyone about it. Keep sharing your comments if you've got the same issue so I can get a better idea of how prevalent this problem is. Thanks!
***Update: I've now gotten yet another complaint about them not dissolving, this time from Sue. She says:
Why is the Finish Powerball tab not dissolving in my Kitchen Aid Dishwasher? Could it be that the water setting is not hot enough? We have found it several times in its original form in the bottom of the dishwasher. The dishes do not come out clean and the glasses are cloudy. Help!!!!
Therefore this appears to be a more prevalent problem then I'd originally thought. ***End Update
SR101 Readers Gush About How Much They Love Powerball Detergent
I've gotten several short positive reviews of this product as well as some of these longer reviews. I've gathered them here so you can see how many people really seem to like this dishwasher detergent:
Lori Beth says:
I agree these are the best.
We have a super old dishwasher that you basically had to clean your dishes off before loading them in and even then they would sometimes not come out clean. So frustrating!
I do not even rinse out some of the dishes that I load up now but with these Powerball things they come out clean as a whistle!! I am all about spending a couple more dollars to make my housework easier :)
I use these also and really like them. I do not like the gel packs (from any brand) but these are definitely my fav!
SR101 Reader says:
I use them because they came with my new dishwasher, and my glasses sparkle, everything gleams, and I love it all.
Finish Powerball Orange Scent Review - Includes Jet Dry For Rinse Agent
Stacy has shared her Finish Powerball tabs review, in the orange scent.
I recently tried this detergent plus rinse aid, combined, as my dishwashing detergent and am amazed by how well they work.
I love how convenient they are. All you have to do is unwrap an individual tab and place it in the dishwater. No more messing around with liquid or powder detergent.
With the powerball even dishes with caked on food residue came out clean.
An added benefit to this product, besides the powerful detergent that gets dishes clean, is that it also combines Jet Dry Rinse Agent. This means that the glasses come out clean and sparkling without any streaks or spots.
All in all I highly recommend this product to anyone looking to try a new dishwashing detergent.
It is easy to use and works well. It is also very reasonably priced, and comes in 100 count packages which are an even better deal.
I've also noticed that there are often coupons available for this product, which is good too.
Thanks Stacy for your review of Finish powerball tabs.
You are not the first person to sing the praises of this product on the site (see the above review too), and I know having the combination of both detergent and rinse agent together can be very convenient. That way you never forget to add more rinse aid to the machine and come out with spotty dishes.
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