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Most Satisfied Customers | Earth Choice

Aussies have rated Earth Choice as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest dishwashing liquid ratings. The brand was rated five stars for effectiveness, scent, ease of use, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate dishwasher liquids

Our review compares dishwasher liquids on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which dishwasher liquid they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 2,360 Australians for their feedback on the dishwasher liquid(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last six months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their dishwasher liquid brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a dishwasher liquid brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Effectiveness: the dishwasher liquid was consistently effective in cleaning dishes.
  • Scent: the dishwasher liquid has a pleasant odour that matches the description (i.e. lemon, etc.).
  • Ease of use: the dishwasher liquid was easy to use, with sufficient instructions provided.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the dishwasher liquid.
  • Packaging convenience: the dishwasher liquid was easy to open and store.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  1. Earth Choice
  2. Palmolive
  3. ALDI Unamat
  4. ALDI Tandil
  5. Morning Fresh
  6. Woolworths Essentials
  7. Shine
  8. Fairy
  9. Coles Ultra
  10. ALDI Green Action

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Dishwashing Liquid Brand – Earth Choice

Earth Choice dishwashing liquid compared

One of the bigger names in the cleaning aisle, Earth Choice offers a number of dishwashing liquids for shoppers to choose from, with all claimed to be plant-based, greywater and septic-system safe, with the packaging also fully recyclable. Available in multiple scents and sizes, Earth Choice comes in 500ml, 900ml or 1L bottles, with lemon or green tea and lime scents available, in addition to the Ultra Concentrate Red Apple liquid for when you’ve got some tough stains to tackle.

  • Earth Choice was rated five stars for effectiveness, scent, ease of use, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction, with four stars for value for money.

Can you use dishwashing liquid in the dishwasher?

Dishwashing liquid is not recommended to be used in a dishwasher, despite the name potentially implying you can. Dishwashing liquids create more suds, which can actually damage your dishwasher if you actually place it in and start a cycle, as well as leaving behind more residue on the machine and your dishes, as the dishwasher isn’t built to handle the amount of suds. As a result, if you’ve run out of dishwasher tablets, head down to the shops instead of using dishwashing liquids!

About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past Winners

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s dishwasher liquid ratings:

  • 2022: Unamat (ALDI)
  • 2021: Unamat (ALDI)
  • 2020: Tandil Ultra (ALDI)
  • 2019: Unamat (ALDI)
  • 2018: Unamat (ALDI)
  • 2017: Earth Choice & Morning Fresh
  • 2016: Finish
  • 2014: Blast Ultra Plus
  • 2013: Earth Choice

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