Enzymes for hand dishwashing liquids
Consumers expect tableware and cookware to be spotless after washing, but they don’t like to scrub. Turn this challenge into a brilliant business opportunity with enzymes.
Dishwashing is a zero-tolerance process
31% of consumers feel disgusted by tableware that’s not completely clean
Consumers expect dishes, cutlery, pots and pans to be clean after washing and have zero tolerance for food residues. In a recent Conjoint.ly survey of more than 1,000 consumers, 31% said they felt disgusted by washed tableware that wasn’t completely clean. Nearly half said it made them feel dissatisfied.
Soaking heavily soiled cookware is standard
83% of consumers soak dishware and cookware
A range of studies suggest that consumers do actually soak, allowing longer contact times to boost the benefits of enzymes. This is especially relevant to cookware with heavier, tougher soils – lasagna baked into an oven dish for example. In the Userneeds study mentioned above, only 17% of consumers said they don’t soak.
This supports the findings of the DishGo Study by weseethrough, which used video analytics to understand consumers’ actual behaviour when doing the dishes. It revealed that soaking is standard, even among consumers who say they don’t soak.
Consumers choose mild
Another key insight from the DishGo Study is that many consumers want eco-friendly hand wash detergents that are also gentler on their skin. Some are concerned about chemical residues on their dishes. One participant from the UK said he uses more water to make sure he can ‘wash off all the bubbles…especially (from) my daughters’ stuff’. Others want their hand dishwashing liquid to be gentle on skin. Few consumers were willing to sacrifice washing performance for sustainability however.
"Since you eat from the stuff you wash, the ideal detergent…should be as ecological as possible, but still doing its job"
How to wash up with less effort
Rethink hand dishwash
New consumer insights and innovative formulations present a strong business opportunity for changing the hand dishwash market
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Through an ideation workshop, we can help you do more with less and find sustainable solutions to meet your customers’ needs.
Our regional specialists will bring the latest market research to guide the development of customer-relevant innovations and services.
Ideation workshops can help you:
- Discover market trends, and how to match products to them
- Develop product claims based on consumer research
- Increase products’ speed to market
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