For many parents I know and speak to, washing dishes is a chore so laborious, they would rather eat out than cook at home. While dishwashing is one of the chores I actually don’t mind doing, I consider how long clean-up will be when preparing meals, particularly if I’m short on time.
I only remember a short period of time where we did not have a dishwasher, which in my opinion is one of the best timesaving inventions. It’s one of the few appliances I use every single day, which is why I want it to work as efficiently as p0ssible. Along with maintaining it, the detergent we use really determines how clean our dishes are when we remove them from the dishwasher.
The ideal way to use most dishwashers (ours included), is to load it without ever having to rinse a dish. Over the years, we’ve tried more dishwashing detergents than I can count, yet we always come back to Finish Quantum With Powerball because it is the only one we’ve found that is effective enough to not require pre-rinsing. Not only does this save water, it helps our dishwasher perform to it’s maximum efficiency…the way it was designed to.
Finish Quantum recently asked us to take their Finish Shine Challenge. Not only were we to load our dishwasher with the dishes un-rinsed, we were to let them sit overnight before running it. My husband cooked an amazing Mediterranean meal over the weekend. The trade-off was a sink full of dishes including everything from pans with stuck-on grease to our food processor with peanut butter. We loaded the dishwasher with as many dishes as we could fit, minus the pans (they aren’t dishwasher safe unfortunately) and let them sit overnight. In the morning, I let the dishwasher and detergent get to work. The result? Clean dishes without residue or spots.
Finish Quantum with Power Gel comes in small gel packs that you place in the detergent chamber of your dishwasher. I love the design because there is no mess, as is often the case with powder and liquid dishwashing detergents. Each gel pack includes an advanced powder with bleach to clean tough stains, a pre-soaking Powerball that penetrates, breaks down, and lifts away dried food, and a quick dissolving Power Gel that washes away residue, and a rinse aid gel for the shine you want. In combination with Finish Jet-Dry Turbo Dry, our dishes come out sparkling!
Finish Quantum recently introduced a few new scents including Baking Soda (which I must try!), and Lemon Sparkle which smells clean and fresh. You can find 25 count packs at Walmart for just $5.97.
I participate in the Walmart Moms program and am compensated for my time and honest opinions. Products were also received which helped facilitate this review.