Shine up your windows. Dawn has long been used in window-cleaning solutions, often combined with the power of vinegar. Using Dawn Powerwash is quicker and easier than mixing up a DIY cleaner and allows the foamy suds to have longer contact with the glass.
Dawn Powerwash is almost the same as regular Dawn, but it also has rubbing alcohol. This helps it remove more stains. It also spray in a foam, so it's easy to dispense and small amount.
The main difference between the Powerwash spray and regular Dawn dish soap is that you have to combine dish soap with water (either in your sink or via a wet sponge) in order for it to work properly. On the other hand, Powerwash starts working as soon as you spray it onto your dish.
Take your empty 16 ounce Powerwash bottle and pour about an inch of Dawn dish soap in the bottle. It's about 1/4 cup, if you want to actually measure it. But seriously, there is no need to. I then added about a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol.
Pour 2 cups Dawn and 2 cups vinegar into a glass bowl. Stir; heat 4 minutes in the microwave; remove and stir again. Shake well to mix the solution. Use as needed on shower doors.
When you combine the two, they become a potent cleaning force that will transform your shower. The secret to a clean bathroom is probably in your kitchen right now.
The combination of dish soap and vinegar is highly effective for a few different reasons. First, both ingredients are excellent at dissolving tough grime. However, vinegar alone will simply run off of most surfaces, while dish soap is too thick to use as a spray.
Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray is a powerful cleaning agent for dishes. It's basically an improved version of a basic soap dish bottle, with a trigger designed to provide a continuous spray of concentrated soap, instead of pumping out a few drops to make suds on a sponge or in the sink.
Clean shower glass.
Dawn Powerwash is just so good at cleaning shower doors. Spray a vinegar and water solution on the glass, and then follow with the miracle foam of Dawn Powerwash. It adheres to the doors better than a solution made with dish soap and water and penetrates soap scum better than ever.
I absolutely love this product! It gives such a nice even spray and it helps not waste so much regular dish soap when you just want to wash a couple dishes or soak some pans.
Dish soap gets rid of all kinds of pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. The dishwasher is also effective at sanitizing your dishes, since the enzymes in dish detergent combined with scalding hot water are effective at getting rid of germs.
Dawn Powerwash is a great stain remover on clothing, too. I have removed chocolate, grease stains, and even sprayed it on my son's baseball pants. I've also used it for quick clean-ups on our upholstered couch, and rugs as well.
It's pretty simple — just like they do on food particles that are stuck to your dishes in the sink, the combination of hot water and dish soap help to dissolve and break up whatever it may be that is lodged in the toilet causing a clog. This handy tip is great should you find yourself in a pinch.
Dawn® dish soap makes cleaning stovetop surfaces So Dawn Easy - whether it's glass, ceramic, enamel, or stainless steel. The unique formula quickly breaks down grease particles while staying gentle enough to not cause any damage.
While it's not all-natural, Powerwash does come in a “free-and-clear” version that lacks any dyes — I actually prefer the free-and-clear version because it has a nice pear scent. (The standard Powerwash smells more like dish soap.) Even though I use it almost every day, one bottle lasts me about three months.
Combination 2: Vinegar + Castile Soap
When combined, vinegar (an acid) and castile soap (a base) cancel each other and create unsaponified soap. This reaction reduces the soap back to its original oils.
To make this cleaner you need exactly two ingredients: dish soap and plain old white vinegar. I keep a bottle of dish soap and a gallon of vinegar in my upstairs hall closet just so I can easily mix up this bathroom cleaner when I run out.
Soap Scum Remover: 1 part Dawn to 1 part Vinegar
If you have soap scum in your tub or shower, this duo is your new best friend. Add equal parts Dawn and vinegar to a spray bottle and shake gently to mix. If you have really tough deposits, you can heat the vinegar in the microwave before mixing for a little extra power.
“Vinegar is a good cleaner because it's acidic, but when you add dishwashing liquid/dish soap to it (which is a base or neutral) - you neutralise the vinegar. You take away the very thing that makes it work well. “The dishwashing liquid works that well on its own. Adding the vinegar is a pointless step.”
Vinegar and castile soap are two very popular green cleaners but if you add vinegar to liquid castile soap, it will immediately turn a cloudy white color and be filled with lumps. The soap will break down (or become unsaponified) and will become oily and curdled looking and will no longer be useful for cleaning.
That's right: Grab your dish soap and a broom, and you might be as pleasantly surprised as we were to learn that Dawn is apparently just as effective at banishing bathtub scum as it is at removing all that grime and grease from your dishes and pans. Plus, this technique is equal parts simple and fast!
Garlic, your answer to clean toilets
—garlic can be a very useful addition to your toilet cleaning products. In fact, it contains a substance called allicin—which you can credit for garlic's distinctive aroma—that keeps bacteria and fungi at bay.
Expert cleaners at Classic Cleaners confirm that original blue dawn can be used for many things, not just the dishes, because of it's grease dissolving properties. It's also non-toxic, not harmful to your skin, it's biodegradable and it contains no phosphates.
The main difference between Dawn Platinum and Dawn Ultra is its overall cleaning power. Dawn Ultra boasts that it can clean three times as much as the average soap, with the ability to remove stuck on grease and food products.