I bought the dish block to replace my liquid dish soap, because I felt it would have higher longevity for small one-off hand washing jobs. I really put my block through the paces when my dish washer broke, and was pleasantly impressed by how nice it was to use and how little soap I used. My dish washer isn't the best and can leave a slight discoloration to my clear glassware, but this soap block left every dish sparkling crystal clear. It convinced my boyfriend who was skeptical at first of it's cleaning power.
DISH BLOCK® Zero Waste Dish Washing - 5 lbs Bulk
I have tried both the original and the updated formula dish block. I love the idea of a bar soap for dishes and appreciate the no waste packaging. The updated formula works much better than the original. I have hard water and with the original formula I found it difficult to thoroughly rinse off the soap. It left a film on the dishes and my stainless steel sink. The new formula works much better. I could see the difference in the texture of the soap right away. It foams up nicely on my dish rag and/or dish brush, and rinses off much easier than the old formula. Bar soap is always going to be a different experience than liquid soap, just like with body bar soap and laundry soap. You do need to make sure you are washing your dishes with hot water. I am very particular about my stainless steel pots, so will continue using my favorite powder on those, and drying off my pots immediately. But I will be using this dish block for the rest of my dishes as a wonderful alternative to plastic bottled soaps.
My first time using the dish block and paired with the brush has been great!
This dish block washes my dishes so well. It foams up quickly and takes the grease off my dishes easily. I'm so glad to also buy in bulk as it is much cheaper compared to buying dish soaps individually (i was buying them $8 each before i found this site). My box came with dish soaps in varying sizes including a large block which i just microwaved until it became a little softer and was easily able to cut down to smaller blocks). Your products are amazing and i love your mother/daughter story of how this company came to be!
*updated review Nov, 2020 with the new formula sample the company sent me to give feedback on - earlier review from 2019 was 2 stars*
The new Dish Block product sample you gave me lasted us well over a month of constant use and gave us absolutely no trouble at all! It was simple to work with and got the dirtiest of pans cleaned up quickly. Though we don't own any nonstick pans(we use stainless) we did certainly have hard water and all that was needed for any stubborn spots was a short soak with a bit of the soap and water and clean up was a breeze. I was extremely happy that the product lasted us so long as well, as that was a big concern of mine before. It never felt like we were wasting any product and that was a huge plus.
I definitely think it cuts grease better than the others! definitely purchase more when I run out.
I was sold after one sink full of dirty dishes and won't be going back. Cuts grease, takes on heavy duty jobs and suds up perfectly. I am a fan for life.