These dishwasher tablets are super effective AND eco friendly

Fed up with dishwasher tablets that are either wrapped in plastic or don't work properly? These eco-friendly options work a treat

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Which dishwasher tablets have the best eco-friendly credentials and get top marks for performance? Those of us who've started using eco-friendly tablets in our dishwashers have done so not only because they're better for the environment, but also because eco-friendly options tend to be scent free, unlike commercial tablets that often have too much fragrance added to them. 

However, the problem with some environmentally friendly dishwasher tabs is that some of them crumble or stick together in the pack, while others leave white residue on the dishes.

So, which eco-friendly dishwasher brands are truly effective? 

Our top pick is the Tri-Bio Eco Natural All In One Dishwasher Tablets. With solid five-star reviews, they're very gentle but super effective, and completely unscented. The individual tablets are packaged in water-soluble foil. They cost £6.40 for 25 tablets. 

Next up are the Ecozone Ultra All-in-One Dishwasher Tablets. They cost £14 for a pack of 72, but actually work out even cheaper, because this is an extra strength version of their classic tablets, and half a tablet will easily cover a whole dishwasher load. They are also unscented. 

Of course, in order for any dishwasher tablet to work properly, you need to clean your dishwasher regularly. Find out how to clean a dishwasher in our guide.