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Finish Classic Dishwashing Tablet 110 Pack - $12.99 (Free Click & Collect) @ Chemist Warehouse

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Frequently goes on sale at this price, but this is a bargain.

This deal comes to 11.8 cents per tablet. This is cheaper than even the Aldi Logix branded tablets which come to 14 cents per tablet and which have mixed reviews.

I have been using these Finish Classic tablets for years and they preform extremely well in my Bosch diswasher (For what it's worth, my Bosch has stickers on the edge of the door which reccomends the use of "finish" brand tablets)

It's only a good deal if you are keen to click and collect for free, as shipping is $9 (Note however that shipping is free for orders over $50).

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  • +2 votes

    Good price. Strangely my bosch dishwasher (lowish model) which also had the same stickers does not seem to work well wish Finish unless its the higher end ones. Fairy seem to work better. Bit annoying really as they are not usually as good sale prices.

    • +4 votes

      I have the same problem with these, 1 in 5 washes the tablet doesn't dissolve completely and everything is still dirty.

      • +5 votes

        Try putting the tablet in the dishwasher directly without using the dispenser. Had the same problem and this was suggested on the box.

        • +11 votes

          I spent half an hour watching a video of how washing machines work. Putting it directly in there without the dispenser uses the tablet up for the pre-wash cycle, meaning you dont have any detergent in the actual wash cycle.

        • -1 vote

          started doing this with my previous whirlpool machines and results were fine….even though I found out that it dissolves in the rinse cycle….I didnt mind since i couldnt really tell the difference….what annoyed me was the 1 in 4 times I would put the table in the reservoir and it would not dissolve properly…had dirty dishes 25% of the time

      • +5 votes

        I used to have this problem until I stopped using the plastic "tablet holder" compartment thing. Now I throw the washing tablets on the bottom of the dishwasher and everything comes out great everytime.

      • +3 votes

        I had the same problem, but realised the issue was with the Dishwasher design and not the tablet, if I stack full size plates next to the tablet holder, once the tablet holder opens, it doesn't get the space for the tablet to reach at the bottom of the dishwasher. As a work around I have started stacking smaller plates there or else like others mentioned keep the tablets on the bottom of the dishwasher.

      • +2 votes

        I put one in the dispenser (which is released during the wash cycle) and one loose in the bottom of the dishwasher (which is used during the pre-wash), and then I make sure to use a cycle that has a pre-wash.

        Does a fantastic job every time. And the tablets are so cheap (and there are so many) I don't mind using 2 at a time.

        • +4 votes

          Does a fantastic job every time. And the tablets are so cheap (and there are so many) I don't mind using 2 at a time.

          Powder is even cheaper though. You might have a second little tray next to where the tablet goes, I just chuck a capfull of washing powder in there.

          • +1 vote

            @miicah: I was too lazy to buy powder as well, but now you've inspired me. Thanks!

            • +1 vote

              @magalini: Remember theres no difference to the prewash tray and just simply throwing it into the bottom of the dishwasher. The prewash tray might even have holes and it can spill if you have to open the dishwasher a second time.

        • +2 votes

          I cut tablets in half and put half in the bottom for the pre wash.

      • +1 vote

        Had this issue for years, then a mate suggested to make sure the compartment was dry as even a little bit can cause it to stick - boom, been 100% since.

        This is on top of making sure there's clearance for blades to spin and the compartment to open

      • +2 votes

        how long are your cycles? in my experience short cycles like 30 mins dont work well with tablets

  • +7 votes

    Can also price beat at Reject Shop to get $11.69 for the box. Did it the last time it went on sale at CWH.

    • +2 votes

      Ditto. Just show them the Chemist Warehouse page on your phone, painless price beat. Bought 5 at TRS to have dishwashing sorted for 1.5 years. The lady serving me said that she's only ever had to do 2 price beats ever, and both were for this product, against Chemist Warehouse. I said "ah, sounds like a fellow OzBargainer!"

  • +4 votes

    Good deal. I've been using these for years with my Asko dishwasher and they perform no worse than the more expensive Finish/Fairy tablets.

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    What I have noticed in my Bosch dishwasher is that the cutlery does not come out as shiny with these tablets as they do with the more expensive Finish ones.

  • +4 votes

    These are very average. Quantum is miles better with much better results.

    • +2 votes

      Agreed! Definitely worth while spending a bit more for the Quantum tablets.

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        I ended up chucking few of these after trying Quantum for a little extra $ when on special. It leaves residue while with Quantum everything shines. (Bosch machine)

  • +6 votes

    Am still using the 220 I bought for $9

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      Same here now last box in stock

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    Another bosch user who finds these just as good as the expensive finish Quantums.

  • +1 vote

    I bought these (not on sale for $18) thinking it was a good deal.. but the tablets themselves work great in my Fisher n Paykel

  • -2 votes

    Normal dollar 💲 for 1l dishwashing liquid with hand is only cheapest solution for most dirty greasy indian/asian/Chinese utensils like pots, woks etc

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    I find these almost the worst dishwasher tablets I've used in my Bosch dishwasher I also don't like the individual plastic packaging. For me the Aldi ones are worth the little bit extra for good results every time and convenience of not having to take the tablet out of the packaging every time. Coles ultra also seems to work well for me too.

  • +4 votes

    I always buy a few boxes at this price..just add a dob of dishwashing detergent on top when it goes in and voila…close to a Fairy wash!

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  • +1 vote

    Is this better than Coles Ultra Concentrate Dishwasher Powder Lemon Fresh 1kg $ 3 .90

    https://shop.coles.com.au/a/national/product/coles-dishwashi...

    I use this and can manage with 2 packs per month. My Boschy dishy gets used 2-4 times per day. :)

    • +1 vote

      2-4 times per day……blimey. Are you washing clothes in there as well.

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        Nah just dishes. I chuck everything in there including pots/pans etc etc no rinsing. Quik tip; don't put bamboo cutting boards. :)

        The coles advanced allows me to dose according to the load and sprinkle a little in the washer also for a pre rinse cycle.

        My Bosch series 7 will hopefully hold up.

    • +1 vote

      I've also started using the Coles powder. Had been using these Finish tablets for years but the excess packaging waste created because each tablet is individually wrapped was too much for me. The Coles stuff has been working well in my new Bosch. And as Naigrabzo says, you can sprinkle a little in the tub for the prewash cycle.

    • +3 votes

      Not to mention polymers in liquid form.

      What's that got to do with Finish Tablets, though?

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        Finish have a plastic covering on each tablet which dissolves into the waste water.

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          Ah right. Pretty sure these are the version that have to be unwrapped. All the tablets I've bought from CW have been that kind.

          Perhaps you've worked out why you some people have such poor results.

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            @Dalton: No issues with results. I get same or better results with powder. I can vary the dose according to load and dirtiness of dishes.

            I just don't like the idea of having a disposable plastic covering on this particular item. I use the dishwasher several times per day.

            If I get the same results for cheaper ie $8 per month and waste less plastic, then it's a win for me.

            I do wish that the Coles advanced powder came with less thick plastic container but it can be recycled at least. The container is very high quality which saddens me.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP - bought the next year or so worth

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    FYI For click and collect you still have to go instore and stand in line at the counter. No outside pickup or store to car door.

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    Finish has great marketing, but they are the worst brand of tablets I have tried. Even Woolworths brand performed better. Best results so far with the Aldi Logix tablets.

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      Tablets are the greatest marketing trick. Just use powder. It's cheaper and more versatile allowing you to vary the dose as required.

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    these work great with my $550 Dishlex machine

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    Thanks OP

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    Use Reject Shop 10% price beat = $11.69

    https://www.rejectshop.com.au/customerservice/lowest-price-g...

    https://www.rejectshop.com.au/p/finish-powerball-classic-dis...

    Officeworks also has this item and a 5% price beat policy.

  • +2 votes

    Why don't you guys try one Coles advanced powder for $4 and compare it against this Finish product.

    Write down your cost for the month etc and see how they compare.

    I think the powder is far better (any brand). Just remember that the 'tablets' are just powder in a compressed form. I am not paying more for that.

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      This one ?
      Coles Ultra Concentrate Dishwasher Powder Lemon FreshColes Ultra Concentrate Dishwasher Powder Lemon Fresh 1kg everyday product
      $ 3 .90

      • +1 vote

        Yes my man. Do try it. :)

        • +1 vote

          Thanks for the recommendation - I've been meaning to test powders.
          I will put them on my next Coles trip

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            @utopia: No probs man. This community has helped me so much with saving heaps of money. So want to give back. Makes it difficult when people are so set in their ways not wanting to even hear another idea.

    • +1 vote

      You're certainly right, there's probably no big reason for a tablet to be better. However, it removes dosage uncertainty, and parts of the tablet dissolve at different speeds, potentially allowing for washing agents to be introduced just when needed in the way cycle (early or later).

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        I have infact had better results with the powder. Why? because I sprinkle a little more inside the dishwasher. Bosch has removed the pre rinse from getting any detergent to promote their tablets (ie easier).

        Try it and see.

        I can now use lower dose overall.

        Only spend about $8 per month roughly. Hope they recycle those containers though; they are substantially thick. I can't believe they can sell for $4 including that container.