I ask because the Midlife Manual has been selected by Finish as one of 12 bloggers to trial, over the next couple of weeks, what they are calling ‘a revolutionary new detergent dispenser system’ and I’m calling Finish QuantuMatic, that being what it’s called.
The idea is that, as Midlifers are prone to sleep loss over how to get rid of that film on their wine glasses and whether or not it is necessary to still use salt and rinse aid when using 3-in-1 tablets (it really isn’t, no, shhh, listen, even they said so and they’re trying to flog the stuff, though the pre-rinse or not to pre-rinse and lemon v regular debates* are still raging), I’ll be ideal to give my verdict.
I won’t bore you with all the details, but basically it’s not tablets, it’s a dispensing cup with a cartridge of 12 measures of high performance dishwasher powder, one dispensed automatically every time you switch the machine one. There’s some clever stuff about using wax and ballbarings to operate the sealing mechanism and indicator, but you can look all that up on their website yourself if you really want to know that sort of thing.
As I type, my first load is on. I’ve fed in some cheap wine glasses, tea-stained white mugs, and – my wild card – the burnt-on-grease-encrusted rings from the gas hob that haven’t been cleaned since we were trying to sell the house four years ago. Results in about an hour.
This could be about as exciting as today gets. No, really, it actually could.* pre-rinse, and regular, since you ask
Caught myself admiring the sparkle of my glasswear (this is worse than when I complimented someone on their apron), and mugs look white for first time in a while. Definite loosening of grime on cooker rings but they’ll need a couple more goes.