The Best Dishwasher Pods

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Ben’s formal training and certifications in cleaning include the ASD (Advanced Structural Drying), AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician),
WRT (Water restoration technician), CCT (Carpet Cleaning technician), and bio hazard cleanup, as well as several other certifications from the IICRC. Ben has managed teams involved in cleaning projects around the United States. Ben’s passion for cleaning dates all the way back to keeping his rugby gear tidy while a young lad. Ben holds an undergraduate degree from Oxford, a Master’s degree from Oxford, and a mountain of hands on experience at the school of hard knocks.
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The dishwasher detergent industry has changed. Now consumers are too busy to measure out their detergent, and can simply put a “pod” (a premeasured amount of detergent is in a nice little detergent package) or a tablet into their dishwasher and press start.

There are many benefits of dishwasher pods — you don’t have to worry about spilling, dripping or leaking. Less hassle, and less mess. But do they work as well as the tried and true versions? Our testers washed lots of dishes using all different brands of dishwasher pods to come up with the best of the best.

We recommend Cascade Platinum ActionPacs Dishwasher Detergent as our top choice.

We gave honorable mention to Finish Quantum Dishwasher Detergent Tabs, and recommend Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Soap Tablets as our green pick, the environmentally-friendly option.