smarty dish plus 24ct


dried oatmeal won’t know what hit it

tough loads are no match for smarty dish® plus with triple-action cleaning power. each naturally derived detergent power pack dissolves fast, unleashing mineral-based powergreen® technology to target tough stains and tackle stubbornly sticky food, even in hard water. so every time you open the dishwasher, the only surprise will be how spotless your dishes are—all without phosphates or chlorine bleach. (this will become less of a surprise over time, but remains quite nice.)

smarty dish plus 24ct, 2.7 out of 5 based on 9 ratings

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SODIUM CARBONATE boost alkalinity, dissolve stains non-toxic in use; disperses safely in the environment; abundant mineral source
SODIUM CITRATE complexing agent non toxic, non-allergenic and not irritating to skin; degrades readily in the environment; fermented from renewable corn sugars


complexing agent non toxic and not irritating to skin, non-carcinogenic; readily biodegradable; derived from natural amino acid
SODIUM PERCARBONATE alkanity booster + oxidizer baking soda analog + peroxide - non toxic ingested or in skin contact; disperses safely in the environment; abundant mineral source
SODIUM POLYITACONATE dispersant + complexing agent non toxic in use and not irritating to skin; inherently biodegradable; 100% biobased - produced from renewable materials
SODIUM METASILICATE alkanity booster not toxic in use; readily disperses in environment; abundant mineral source
SODIUM DISILICATE alkanity booster + glass maintenance not toxic in use; readily disperses in environment; abundant mineral source
SODIUM GLUCONATE rust control non toxic in use and not irritating to skin; readily biodegradable; made from corn sugars
TETRAACETYLETHYLENEDIAMINE accelerator non toxic to skin or ingested; biodegradable in the environment; made from synthetic sources
SODIUM POLYASPARTATE chelator + dispersant non toxic to skin or ingested; readily biodegradable; derived from natural sources
PEG/PPG MONOALKYL ETHER surfactant / rinse aid low acute toxicity, non-toxic and low skin irritation in use; readily biodegradable per OECD 301B test; derived from natural sources
TARTARIC ACID antispotting agent not toxic to skin or ingested; readily biodegradable; derived from natural sources
PROTEASE cleaning enzyme safe for people (non-toxic to skin or ingested); biodegrades readily; made from natural materials
AMYLASE cleaning enzyme safe for people (non-toxic to skin or ingested); biodegrades readily; made from natural materials
LIPASE cleaning enzyme safe for people (non-toxic to skin or ingested); biodegrades readily; made from natural materials
BLUE + GREEN COLOR colorant safe for people, free of heavy metals or other dirty ingredients; ultimately degradable and not accumulative in the environment; made from synthetic materials
FRAGRANCE OIL BLEND fragrance only present in lemon mint option. free of phthalates and other dirty ingredients, not irritating to skin or toxic in use; blend of essential oil and safe synthetic ingredients. potential allergens: citral, limonene.


    fragrance free

    no perfumes were used in the making of this product. all you smell is clean.


    lemon mint

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Mitzi Denton Frutiger
Nov. 29, 2013

me no likey

I absolutely adore the regular Smarty Dish tabs, so I thought that when all the stores in my area stopped carrying them and switched to the Plus instead that it would be a good thing. I mean “plus” is a good thing, right? No way! White spots all over my dishes and nothing (I mean NOTHING) got clean. I had to rewash everything. I came here to find out if my tabs were gone for good. There is still a listing for them, so I can only hope that they will continue making them even if no one in my area still carries them.

Lou Ellen Berner
May. 7, 2013

Love it!

Works very well in hard water. Leaves no residue. No need to use more than one packet. If a packet breaks, I just pour the powder in dishwasher.

Thick White Film On Plastic

I love Smarty Dish detergent. I do NOT like the new Plus version. My husband and I were both very impressed with how it got the dishes clean (it doesn’t fit in the dispenser and just left a ton of it in the dispenser when we wedged it in…. I just threw it in the bottom of the washer). It did the best job EVER of getting most of the dishes clean.

However, we have a nasty film over all of the Plastic we put through the dishwasher. It really does seem to rinse clean the glass, etc….it is just the plastic. Very thick, white film, I can literally run a finger through it, spell my name in it…gross. Not something I want on my kids sippy cups or anything we are eating off of. We won’t be buying this again. Hoping maybe it can be reformulated because the scrub action really does seem great….

Colin Roberts
Jan. 13, 2013

Best Green Dish Soap

This was my forth try at Eco dishwasher detergent. It’s the only one to leave my dishes without a hard water film. They may even be better then the Cascade packets I usually use. Thanks for getting it right!

Cynthia Brown
Jan. 2, 2013

Smarty Dish Plus Has Its Pluses

While I’m more irate that the site dumped my entire review because I hadn’t logged in and so I have to write a different one, I care enough about smarty dish plus and method to do it all over again.

I did not think it was possible to get my dishes cleaner than with smarty dish. I was wrong: they now come out sparkly and very clean. Plus, the lemon mint smell clinging to them is quite pleasing. [Note, though, that I do use a hot water wash (mainly 'cause I let dishes stay in the dishwasher 'til it's full before I wash - and I usually don't rinse them on a daily basis as is suggested). And if I bring something home from the thrift shop, it gets a sani rinse on top of it all.]

Nonetheless, two things, one quite minor, stopped me from giving smarty dish plus five stars: (1) I miss my grapefruit scent and, most importantly, (2) as per Ann Daley, I’m having the same problem getting the tabs fit in my dispenser. Luckily, however, I have (thus far) only broken one tab while overly enthusiastically smooshing it on my counter (rather than in my hands). And, like Ann says, it’s only a minor inconvenience. I’ll add that for such clean and wonderful dishes.

Kelly Perekovich Moyzes
Dec. 19, 2012


We have been using Smarty Dish for awhile and we really liked it. I figured that Plus would be even better. Not so. Our dishes now have tiny chunks of stuff sticking to them after EVERY wash. I have to rewash multiple dishes – especially glasses, after each load. Boo. Can’t wait until we finish the package. We won’t be using this particular product again.

Kelly Sowa
Dec. 11, 2012

First bad Method product ever!

I have loved Smarty Dish for years and when I saw Plus I thought it could only get better. Not so much… First, the fatter packaging is just a bit too big for my dispenser and as stated previously has to be flattened to fit and allow the door to close. Second, my dishwasher started smelling like sour milk and my normally shiny glasses and plastic cups were covered in a funky film. I had the maintenance man come out and clean all the filters, pipes and disposal as I thought some food had gotten trapped somewhere and was causing the stench. But once I ran a regular dishwashing cycle with a plus pack again I was back to awful smell and filmy glasses.
I then bought the cheapest dish washing det I could get, close to home (Method requires a trip to Target) and some rinse agent for the little dispenser… I have never used that previously. Ran one cycle and have gleaming dishes and glasses with no odor, just a clean smell!

Will NOT use Plus any longer and go back to Smarty Dish from now on.

Method, you have made me happy in so many ways with ALL your products, this is the first “failure” but I am still a solid and loyal customer!

Michelle Boswell
Dec. 8, 2012

Not for us

We have to stick to Smarty Dish rather than Smarty Dish Plus. We just bought the Plus recently. Each time we used the latter, our dishwasher overflowed with suds. When we called the repairman, thinking we had a malfunction with the machine, he said it might be the dish soap we’re using. So we went back to the regular Smarty Dish and haven’t had a problem since. No repair costs, no new machine to buy, and still using Method. That’s a win, even though this product is not for us.

Ann Daley
Nov. 15, 2012

Nice, but . . .

I really like this detergent. It works as well or better than the original tablets I’ve loved and used for years. However, the new, fatter packs don’t fit in my dishwasher dispenser! I can’t close the dispenser door without breaking and flattening the pack. Other than this minor inconvenience, it’s a great product.

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