Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Trader Joe's Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Concentrated Monodose Packs

Unlike Trader Joe's powdered dishwasher detergent, this one does a good job of cleaning without leaving residue. It's a little more expensive than the powder, but still much cheaper than national-brand pre-dosed detergent packets.

If I look closely, I can see water spots on the silverware and glasses, but, being a troglodyte bachelor, I only looked closely enough to see them once, and that was solely so that I could comment about it here. Spots do not rise to the level of my everyday attention or concern.

Will I buy it again? 

Yes. It has become my default choice in this product category, a staple that is a constant presence under my kitchen sink.

Nina's View

Hmmm. I've been using this stuff recently, and for some reason it just doesn't do it for me. My dishwasher still smells sort of stale-foody after I run it, which I don't like. It definitely works better in combination with a rinsing agent.  I have been happier with 7th Generation or Method. 

I doubt I will buy it again.


  1. Update: Bob gave me another package of this stuff and I'm finding it works just fine—with a rinsing agent.

  2. Nina, I found the same thing about the rinsing agent. I like the 365 brand rinsing agent from whole foods.