I recently received this cute package of dishwasher tablets from Finish. They have a special ‘glass protect action’ which promises to get your glasses sparkling and prevent water marks. However, most of my glasses are already covered in water marks, so this inspired me to search out a method to remove these marks. So today we have a two-in-one post: A review of the Finish Quantum Max Dishwasher Tablets Lemon Sparkle, and my attempts at removing dishwasher marks from glasses.
Disclosure: This post contains a review of a product I have been gifted.
Finish Quantum Max Dishwasher Tablets Lemon Sparkle Gift Review
The tablets come in this cute little package. It is waterproof and reseals at the top so it is great for keeping the water off the tablets when you store it under the sink. The instructions also say to use dry hands when handling the tablets.
I really liked the look of the tablets, but I suppose the look isn’t important. What was useful, however, was how easy they are to use. The plastic covering on the tablets does not need to be removed as it dissolves in the dishwasher. So all you have to do is get one of the tablets and place it in the dishwasher.
The first thing I noticed after using the Quantum Max Lemon Sparkle was the fantastic smell when I opened the dishwasher. I loved the fresh, clean lemon smell. The product also comes in Apple and Lime Blast or Baking Soda variants, but I think I’ll be sticking to the Lemon Sparkle.
The ‘sparkle’ part of the name was also accurate, as the dishes were all clean and sparkling, especially the glasses. This is due to the unique glass protection used by Finish to ‘neutralise the damaging elements in water that cause cloudiness on glasses’.
It doesn’t, however, promise to remove those horrible marks that are already on your glasses, just prevent then. No dishwashing powder or tablet does promise that – so this is not a negative comment about the tablets. It just inspired me to look into finding a way that would remove those marks.
Unfortunately, my search was not very successful. I found a number of methods, both on-line and in books. But after trying them all, the marks have remained. I think the glasses may be scratched rather than marked and I’ll have to admit defeat. But I’ll list my attempts here for you and you may have more luck.
How to try and remove dishwasher marks from glasses
- Put glasses through a HOT cycle in the dishwasher with one cup of vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher
- Soak glasses in water and vinegar
- Rub glasses with white toothpaste or a mix of 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water
- Rub glasses with ammonia
After all these attempts here is the exciting before and after from my glass. 🙁
Can you see any difference??
My vision of a post showing sparkling clean glasses was shattered – but thankfully no actual glasses were shattered in the process, which is surprising considering the amount of attention they got!
Do you know of any other method to get rid of these marks? Or should I just ‘retire’ them and start again?
But back to the Quantum Max Finish Dishwasher Tablet Lemon Sparkle.
Here’s a summary of my review
First the pros:
- Great packaging that keeps the tablets dry
- Easy to use – just pop in the dishwasher without unwrapping
- Lovely scent
- Great clean dishes and sparkling glasses
Now the cons:
- Only thing I can think of is the cost. They are way more expensive than the regular Finish Powerball tablets. I decided to try the cheaper ones to see what the difference was. While I had to unwrap them, they didn’t look as fancy, and I didn’t get the great smell when I opened the dishwasher (even though they were also Lemon scented) they did get the dishes clean. So, I’m not sure that the expense is worth it.
Let’s finish with one of my unmarked, sparkling glasses.
Cheers! Oh wait, isn’t it bad luck to say ‘cheers’ with an empty glass? Or is that just making a toast???
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