Packaging: The tablets are each individually wrapped in plastic and come in a box. They are available in several sizes.
The Tablets: The Finish Tabs have a layer of white, a layer of blue and then the power ball in the middle is red. The red rball is advertised as a pre-soaking agent to scrub away tough stuck on food. One layer of the tablet claims to remove stains like coffee and tea. The other layer is Jet Dry Rinse Agent to prevent spots on your clean dishes and glassware.
The tablets are biodegradable and safe for septic systems. One other thing you may not know is that Finish dish washing Products are the same as Electrosol. So if you see that name you know you are getting the same great product.
Scent: The dish washing Tablets come in two scents. This one is a fresh scent which smells like a clean detergent smell. The other is an orange scent. I have tried them both and while neither leaves a lasting scent, you can smell them while the load is washing as it vents. I have a sensitive nose and find the fresh scent to not be offensive.
Using The Dishwasher Tablets
My Experience: I started buying these tablets because they were the most economical but I continue to buy them because they work extremely well. I am not a fan of the boxes of powders, or bottles of liquid. I also do not care for the little packets of liquid because if one breaks they are all stuck together in a nasty mess. The tablets are really the best option, and with this product I do not have to buy finishing rinse since it includes that too in this great little tab.
How to use: The instructions tell you to put the tablet in the compartment on the door designed for detergent. I do not bother with the this and have always just thrown the tab into the dishwasher. I have done it both ways and do not find that it makes much difference.
How well it works: I am very pleased with the way that the tablets clean my dishes but must say that in my experience, the dishwasher is way more important than the detergent at getting your dishes clean and even to a certain extent getting them spot free.
We have had several dishwashers and have used this detergent in more than one of them. The results will vary based on your dishwasher. If you have an inferior dishwasher, no detergent is going to make up for that.
I think also that the temperature of the water makes a huge difference. Also if you have hard or soft water to start with will impact the results of your dish washing.
I am pleased with the way that the tablets perform and will continue to buy them. They leave my dishes clean and free of spots.
Final thoughts and rating
I will give Finish All In 1 Powerball Tabs five stars for being inexpensive compared to other brands. They are easy to use and effective in all ways. Finish really lives up to it’s claims