To make our review and testing process as easy to follow and transparent as possible for both our readers and our reviewers, we decided to split up our grading criteria into three different categories: power, application, and odor. We will take a few moments to go into more detail about each category below.
Power: In terms of power, we primarily wanted to focus on how concentrated the dishwashing liquid was, as we wanted to see how often you would have to buy refills of the dish soap in question. The more of the dishwashing liquid we had to use to get a dish clean, the lower the score the product received in this particular category.
It should be noted that we weighted this category much more heavily than we did the other two. We strongly feel if a dishwashing soap has to be applied excessively it is not a well-designed product and scored the category as such.
Application: Where application was concerned, our primary focus was to focus on how easy it was to get the soap out of the bottle and onto the dishes, as well as to see if the packaging of the product was defective or damaged in any way, shape, or form.
We also made note of how easy the instructions were to follow on the back of the dishwashing liquid packaging. If there were any issues with the product in that regard, we lowered the product’s score for this particular category.
Odor: When you are having to wish dirty and smelly dishes for an extended period of time by hand, the last thing you want to be dealing with, in any shape, form, or fashion, is a dishwashing liquid soap that also has an unpleasant smell to it as well. That is why, as we were conducting our testing for these reviews, odor was one of the things we paid special attention to.
If the liquid dishwashing soap had an unpleasant smell to it at any point in time, we gave the product a lower score in this category.
After conducting our reviews and weighing all the numbers out accordingly, here were the final conclusions that we came to.