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7 New Uses for Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray

This cult-favorite dish soap offers cleaning solutions well beyond the kitchen sink.

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A Dish Degreaser Turned Household Hero

We all know Dawn dish soap as the super-powered scrubbing agent to clean our dirty dishes. Since 1973, the brand has solidified itself as the go-to grease fighter for stubborn, stuck-on food. In 2019, Dawn changed the cleaning game again with the release of their Platinum Powerwash spray, which the company claims cuts through grease five times faster than its non-concentrated soap. Best of all, its spray-activated suds don’t require water to work their magic.

While clean freaks agree that the Powerwash is a potent dish soap, what really sets it apart from other cleansers is its multiple uses outside of doing dishes. From clearing the grime out of window tracks to lifting carpet stains in minutes, it seems there’s nothing this spray can’t handle. Read on to learn more about its unique uses. As a reminder, don’t try these Powerwash hacks with other dish soaps

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Clean the Bathtub and Shower

Scrubbing shower walls and soap rings can be a major pain. Fortunately, Powerwash revolutionizes this labor-intensive chore. Simply spray the cleanser all over the surfaces (both glass and ceramic), let it sit for five minutes then wipe it off—no hard scrubbing required!

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Wipe Off the Windows

Window panes notoriously show grubby fingerprints and dust, grease and other particles can get trapped in tricky-to-reach tracks and sills. Deep-clean the whole window with Powerwash: start by spraying the pane, then move downwards to target the track and sill. Let rest for a couple of minutes, then wipe off with a damp sponge or paper towel.

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Remove Stains from Clothing and Carpet

Fashionistas rejoice! Powerwash is here to save your favorite blouse from grease stains. Spray the stain, rub the fabric together to get the suds into the fibers, then wash as usual. Voila—an instant outfit refresh!

Similarly, Powerwash works on tough carpet stains. To target dingy spots, spray the Powerwash on, let it sit for five minutes, then blot up the suds with a clean towel.

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Clean Outdoor Furniture

Due to inclement weather, outdoor furniture can get so grubby that you hardly want to use it. Powerwash makes it possible to clean it in minutes, so that you can get back to lazing outdoors. As per usual, simply spray, let sit, then wipe off. As an added bonus, Powerwash also works to clean grill grates, so you can host that neighborhood barbecue knowing that cleanup will be a breeze.

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Polish Stainless Steel Appliances

Back in the kitchen, try Powerwash on stainless steel surfaces, like your dishwasher, refrigerator or kitchen hood, to get them shining like new again. Use Powerwash like you would any polisher: by spraying it on and wiping it off with a clean, soft towel.

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Clean the Stovetop and Backsplash

These surfaces may just be the greasiest in your entire home, so bring out the big guns to tackle that build-up. Take off any grates to clean separately, then spray, let sit for five minutes, and wipe off. Tackle the grates in the same way, then reassemble them for a sparkly-clean stove you’ll be excited to cook on.

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Degrease Tools

For those who love working out in the garage, greasy tools are inevitable. To clean off that motor oil, start by filling a large bowl with warm water. Spray the tools with the Powerwash, let them sit for a few minutes, then rinse them off in the warm water using a rag. As a side note, Powerwash is also great for wiping down dirty bikes!

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More Surprising Cleaning Hacks

After you’ve Powerwashed everything you can, stock up on these other cleaning essentials to tackle the rest. Then, check out these reliable cleaning tips for everything from getting the dust out of cushions to clearing up coffee rings. Who knows? You may even finish spring cleaning before March!