Find out which is the best dishwashing liquid used by everyday moms using our review guide

Indians love to cook a variety of different meals, and experiment with cuisines. That is why they need the best dishwashing liquids to get rid of all the grease and oil left behind on their dishes.

Best dishwashing liquid

We generally look for household cleaning products that can serve multiple purposes. This is the case with dishwashing detergents too. While some people might be dealing with smelly odour, others find it difficult to get hold of a product that doesn’t leave behind residue and is also gentle on their hands. We selected a panel of moms who have been washing dishes for a long time and asked them to review the top dishwashing detergents (Vim Dishwash Gel, Vim Dishwash Bar, Vim Anti Smell Bar and Vim Anti Bac Bar) so that we don’t have to try different brands before finding our favorite. They compared the brands on important parameters like:


Degreasing Strength- Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel- Rank 1/4

Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel, best dishwashing liquid - Degreasing Strength
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As mentioned earlier, India is a country known for its rich cuisine and almost every meal involves special preparation and the use of a variety of different spices, oils, flavouring and so on. Ask anyone who cooks and they will tell you about their struggles to remove ghee and grease from the dishes after a round of lavish cooking. To resolve this problem, what you need is a dishwashing detergent that can help you achieve this goal in the first go, effectively and efficiently.

Almost all the moms agreed that Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel would be their go-to product when it comes to degreasing dishes. They feel that just a small amount of the gel can help remove highly greased dishes with minimal effort. Says Yashi Nakra, “It does a good job at removing grease from utensils. It takes less hard work. But with very tough grease, it is important to use a good scrub with it. Overall it does a really good job in removing grease.”

Since degreasing requires a powerful cleaning agent, our moms consider Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel to be the right fit. This is primarily because it requires very minimal effort and is apt for both easy and tough greases. Thus, it has a high appeal!


Removal of Odour from Smelly Dishes- Vim Anti Smell Bar- Rank 2/4

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While getting rid of stains from our dishes is important, something that is equally desirable is to get rid of bad odour from them. The thing about Indian cooking is that odour easily creeps into dishes, leaving behind an unpleasant smell, especially if we’re cooking with garlic, meats, fish and so on. Odour gives a stale feeling to even freshly made food or even to the glass of water we drink from.

Nobody likes the smell of masalas and curry lingering on in their dishes once they have washed them with a dishwashing detergent. Having used several dishwashing detergents, our moms rated Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel as the best dishwashing liquid in this category. Says Dr Mandira Adhikari “It is quite effective in removing odour. It smells of lemon and has a pleasant citrusy fragrance that gives a nice post wash freshness to the dishes”.

Vim Anti Smell Bar was rated as a close second choice by the moms on this parameter. As Yashi Nakra points out “I think it does a good job in removing smell from dishes. It even removes the smell of eggs, onion, garlic etc. which is usually hard to remove.”


Residue Post Wash- Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel- Rank 1/4

Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel, best dishwashing liquid - Residue Post Wash
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Several dishwash detergents leave behind a white powdery substance on the dishes which lends an old appearance to them. The dishes may also eventually ingest the leftover residue. Therefore, it is critical to find a detergent that does a good job of cleaning dishes without leaving behind any white residue.

Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel was loved by most of our mom consumers for its ability to clean the toughest stains without leaving behind any powdery residue. Says mommy Dr Mandira Adhikari, “It does not leave any residue. That's the best part of the gel. Excellent post wash performance. No need to rub/wipe the dishes.”


Good on Hands- Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel- Rank 1/4

Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel, best dishwashing liquid - Good on Hands
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When we’re washing dishes on a regular basis, one of the side effects could be visibly cracked skin on our hands. Needless to say, that is highly undesirable. This happens especially when the detergent used is harsh and not skin-friendly. It would leave the skin dry and cracked.

Our moms opined that one dishwash detergent that can overcome this problem is Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel and was literally like a gentle hand wash. According to Dr Mandira Adhirkari, “It is gentle on my hands. Does not feel dry at all. Just like a moisturising hand wash. I am very satisfied with this liquid dishwash on this aspect.”

In these times of the pandemic, many of us are washing our dishes on our own, and hence it becomes extremely important that the dishwash detergent used is effective, mild and gentle on the hands. Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel stood out for not causing any itching or dryness to the skin.


Fragrance- Vim Anti Smell Bar- Rank 2/4

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We want our dishes to smell fresh and have a pleasant odour once they are washed. Therefore, we look for a dishwashing detergent that promises a nice fragrance.

On this parameter, the majority of our panelists again ranked Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel to be the best out of all the other options. As Shalini points out, “I loved the powerful fragrance of Vim Liquid as it lingers on after every wash.”

Vim Anti Smell Bar was yet again rated as a close second to Vim Liquid Dishwash in this parameter. “The fragrance is lovely. Mint has one of the most refreshing smells and it's a delight soaking up the minty smell while doing the dishes,” shares mom Dr Mandira Adhikari.

It is quite natural for moms to want a dishwash detergent which has a zesty smell and provides a sense of freshness post wash and both Vim Liquid Dishwash Gel and Vim Anti-Smell Bar fit the description perfectly. Their high performance on fragrance makes them a likeable dishwash detergent among our reviewers!

With increased time spent in the kitchen, especially in the current situation, a dishwash detergent that does the job efficiently and in less time is half the battle won in facing the kitchen woes that moms need to face daily. Our panel highly recommends Vim Dishwash Gel. Try it out in case you already haven’t!

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