Thank you to Dawn for sponsoring this discussion about Dawn soap uses and kitchen cleaning.
I bought my very first bottle of blue Dawn earlier this year as a main ingredient in a homemade tub and tile cleaner. Dawn helped me achieve such sparkling results in my bathroom that I was instantly hooked! And I had yet to use Dawn for its main purpose as a dishwashing soap. Of course, by now this blue soap has earned a permanent position next to the kitchen sink. I’m also continuing to find many other uses for Dawn dishwashing liquid beyond washing the dishes.
Today, I’ll tell you how easily Dawn can be used for cleaning stainless steel appliances, microwaves (inside and out), greasy stove hood filters, cooktops (electric or gas ranges) and the kitchen floors.
How to clean a cooktop with Dawn.
My first Dawn experiment was to use a squirt of Dawn dish soap along with warm water and a cloth to clean the greasy cooktop. I have a gas range, so I needed to remove the iron grates. I filled the sink with a little bit of warm water and a squirt of Dawn, then dipped my cleaning cloth in the soapy water. I used the cloth to wipe up the crumbs, greasy and bits of cooked on food. Dawn cuts through surface grease to leave stove tops shiny and clean. I used a dry microfiber cloth to dry and polish the cook top.
How to clean a microwave with Dawn.
Cleaning the microwave was very similar to cleaning the cooktop. I used a squirt of Dawn mixed in very warm water along with my cleaning cloth to wipe the inside and outside of the microwave. Once again, Dawn made it easy to remove bits of caked on food. The last step was to use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe the surface to a shine.
Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances with Dawn.
I love the look of shiny stainless steel in my kitchen. I don’t love the look of grimy fingerprints on stainless steel. But, such is life with children and stainless steel appliances. Dawn dish soap makes a good stainless steel cleaner. Simply add a squirt of Dawn to warm water and use a microfiber cloth to wipe (be sure to go with the grain of your steel) the appliances. If you are cleaning a stainless steel refrigerator with stubborn fingerprints, try putting a couple drops of Dawn directly on the microfiber cloth and wiping the area. It worked for me! Follow up the wet microfiber cleaning cloth with a polish by a clean, dry microfiber cloth. Your stainless steel will gleam!
So there’s this thing called an exhaust fan filter…and it lives under your stove hood. Have you ever cleaned yours before? Those little suckers can get mighty greasy! The good news is Dawn is up to this cleaning task, too.
First, you have to remove the exhaust fan filter. It should be easy to slide or pop out from its place under the stove hood. Once it is removed, soak the filter for 10 minutes in a sink of very hot water with a squirt of Dawn dish soap. Use a gentle cleaning brush (toothbrushes work great for this) and scrub the filter as needed. Dry the filter and put it back into place.
I am really excited about this next part. Mopping the kitchen floor with Dawn.
You can make your own mopping solution with just a few simple ingredients: Dawn, vinegar and regular rubbing alcohol. I recently shared my tried-and-true recipe. I have tile kitchen floors and the Dawn mopping solution works great to help me keep them clean and shiny.
The household cleaning uses for Dawn dish soap seem endless. Visit dawn-dish.com to see even more ways you can use #DawnBeyondTheSink.