If you find a great deal on a huge quantity of dishwashing tablets, you might want to pass on stocking up. The reason is that modern dishwashing detergent tablets are effective because of grease- and grime-fighting enzymes. But as an active ingredient, the enzymes' effectiveness deteriorates over time, making the tablets less effective. This is why it's imperative to buy the tablets in smaller quantities and to make sure they are always sealed up in their original container when you store them at home.
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