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Cleaning With Dish Washing Detergent

If you are like many out there, that bottle of dishwasher detergent cleans only the dishes, right?

No way! Dish washing soap and dishwasher detergents are not just for dishes.

Think about it- They cut grease and they do it very well. I don't buy specialty grease cutters because I have a cleaning product that was made to cut grease better than many other cleaning products out there.

The cleaning recipe and the cleaning process is the same whether you are using liquid dishwashing detergent that you use in the sink or the one that you use in the dishwashing machine. You need to use very hot water to make sure you have dissolved the cleaner completely.

The soap that goes in the dishwashing machine cuts grease just as well as dish soap, but has been formulated not to suds up when agitated. So don't think you didn't put in enough dishwasher soap and add more because there's no bubbles.

There are plenty of other ways to use dishwasher detergent to get results that are well worth the bit of investment in this cleaning product.

Most dishwasher detergents are inexpensive. Some are antibacterial now as well. Most will do well on various locations of your home.

How To Use It:

These cleaners are ideal for some of the toughest of stains. It is important to note that anyone that is considering using any of these products for cleaning need to do so only when they are using hot water.

The water temperature should be about 130 degrees in order for it to cut through the grease and grim on your products. Hot water should not scald your skin, though.

Where To Clean:

There are several locations around your home that can be cleaned with dishwasher detergent.

For example, consider cleaning your refrigerator, inside and out with it.

You can use it on your floors and avoid the expensive costs of floor cleaning products. This can help you to cut down on the amount of chemicals you need as well.

You can also clean walls, the stove and glass products with dishwasher detergent.

Basic Formula:

To use this cleaning chemical for other types of cleaning, just do as you would for the dishes.

  • 1/4 cup of dish washing detergent.
  • 1 gallon of very hot water.
  • Mix well.

Cleaning Process:

Use a clean terry cloth to wash whatever it is that needs cleaning. Rinse with warm water and dry with a clean cloth.

If you are using it on glass, make sure that you use paper towels to shine the glass for a streak free clean.

All detergents/soaps leave a residue if they are not rinsed completely. So make sure to rinse the soapy water off to get a clean and streak free shine.

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