Sunday, October 26, 2014

In The Garage With #DawnBeyondTheSink

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I've been a long time fan of Dawn dish washing liquid. My mom always used Dawn when I was growing up and though I hate washing dishes I loved how many bubbles Dawn would make. Plus it was cool how long the soap would continue to work. Now at my own home we've used dawn to clean things around our house and it always works well, but recently I took Dawn Beyond The Sink and tried using it's grease cutting power on some projects in our garage.
It's funny we didn't used to have a garage, but since we built one it's already full of our junk! We're constantly organizing and rearranging everything that surrounds the truck to make use of all the space. Being that the Booper is getting older I don't use my jogger stroller as much as I used to. We decided to bring it in from the garage to store in a closet inside but I needed to clean up the stroller and tires before hand. I never really thought we did much off roading strolling with our jogger but when you looked at the tires you would think I had.
Wheels and Tires:
  • To remove grease and oil from car or bike wheels, add a teaspoon of Dawn to a gallon of hot water.
  • Dip a soft sponge into the bucket, and squeeze out any excess suds and water.
  • Scrub those hubs until all grease has been removed from the metal surface.
  • Rinse with clean warm water, and dry with a soft towel*.

* Soaking could lead to etching on certain materials.
After following the simple directions posted above I took to cleaning up our stroller. I used my sponge to really scrub the treads and all the caked in dirt, grease and whatever else my tires encountered was washed away.
Just a small amount of Dawn goes a long way! Here you can see our stroller wheel and tire are looking clean and shiny. The great thing about Dawn is the tough grease fighting power can also be used to bring your tools to a shine or even to use on your vehicle tires and wheels. 
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83 comments:

  1. I have used Dawn for years. These are great ideas!

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  2. I can never get the grills on the fans clean (or the blades). I hope that qualifies as a tool and in fact I am taking my desk fan in the garage to give it a work over with a dilute solution of Dawn. I'll report back!
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  3. I don't really clean the tools...I'd ruin them!

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  4. I would definitely say it is the chainsaw is the hardest thing to clean

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  5. The grease from when the brother inlaw changed the oil on the wrenches and sockets

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  6. while I don't clean them myself, I know hubby was frustrated over having to clean a cordless drill that got a little messy awhile back.

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  7. It has to be Philips Head Screwdrivers. They have those small crevices at the top where grease lodges.

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  8. the cordless drill is hard to clean

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  9. I would have to say cleaning up the rotary tool is hard such small pieces and thank goodness Dawn is the grease cleaner that it is, Since I can remember we have always used it for dishes and everything else!

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  10. I never really thought to clean the tools.

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  11. I haven't thought to clean tools! My hubby loves to use Dawn when washing the car

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  12. I have to be honest I do help my husband clean some of his tools but what they are I dont know but my husband loves working on cars and all other kinds of projects so he is always using tools and I am always finding them in my kitchen I would love to win this for him I think he really deserve's it and I would even clean them for him
    amy williams
    sethandtjay at yahoo dot com

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  13. I think the hardest tool to clean must be the saw we have.

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  14. My husband has the most trouble cleaning his saws.

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  15. I don't usually clean tools but major appliances like the dishwasher and washing machine that I often forget to clean are a pain

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  16. My hardest tool to clean is my drill

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  17. The hardest tool to clean is a rototiller. Grass and dirt get stuck up in the teeth and it's really hard to get it all out. You also have to be careful not to cut yourself.

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  18. The lawn mower can be a pain to clean.

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  19. My hardest tool to clean is the brush tool my husband uses on the grill of our BBQ pit. That's a tool right? LOL

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  20. The saw is the worst to clean,
    Jennifer Rote

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  21. I don't clean the tools but it looks like it's hard for my husband to clean his lawnmower and paint sprayer.

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  22. Hmmm....it's a toss up between the chainsaw and the lawnmower.

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  23. The hardest would be my weed whacker.

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  24. I think a lawnmower would be

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  25. lawnmower is the hardest for me!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  26. We don't really clean our tools. That's probably a problem, huh? :)

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  27. I think a hard tool to clean would be an outdoor rake.

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  28. My husband won't let me touch his tools, so I would say a gardening trowel.

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  29. I'm not sure if my husband cleans tools but I sure know about the cleaning up of sawdust

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  30. can never seem to get the chainsaw clean enough - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  31. definitely the Philips head screwdriver!

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  32. The hardest thing to clean is the hedge trimmers

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  33. I don't clean the tools...maybe i should start ;)

    cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

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  34. the lawnmower and it the kitchen the pizza cuter

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  35. my saw can get really dirty and it can be hard to clean up

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  36. I would say the lawnmower. Stephanie F.

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  37. I have a hard time cleaning our fan above our range! It gets sooooo greasy and gross! My husband has a hard time cleaning his chainsaw.
    RC name: Mechele JOhnson

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  38. The tools hardest to clean are the ones I use daily for work, like my screwdriver and pliers because they get the messiest with grease. I never thought to use Dawn to clean them, Thanks for the great tip!

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  39. My hardest to clean is my gas stove.

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  40. I don't clean tools but I'm not a fan of cleaning the fridge

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  41. The hardest tool to clean is my rototiller!

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  42. My husbands chainsaw is hard to clean

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  43. saws! especially the chainsaw after sappy wood!

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  44. I really don't clean tools. I have never seen my husband cleaning any of them either come to think of it. We may be unusual but if I had to guess I would think the chainsaw would be something hard to clean.

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  45. I don't think we clean our tools?? Keeping the stove and oven clean is hard.

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  46. Chainsaws are hard to clean.

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  47. Socket wrenches are a pain to get clean

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  48. I work in food service, and the espresso machine spout is hard to clean at work. I don't feel like the soap they use at work cuts the gunk very well. I'd like to give Dawn a try on it.

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  49. Not sure on tools as I do not clean them, my husband does, but I know I have the hardest time cleaning the bathroom fan and air duct covers. All of a sudden they seem to get dirty and it is a bear trying to get all the dust out of all the crevasses.

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  50. I don't clean the tools but I do wipe the grease off the wrenches before I hand them to my husband :)

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  51. our tools are not cleaned. Things like rakes or shovels have dirt and leaves removed before hanging up, if a screwdriver or wrench gets mucky when used it is wiped off w/garage rag. The closest to cleaning is using that orange goop that cleans grease off hands. I have used dawn with the grill though

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  52. I don't clean tools, but I do use Dawn. It is a wonderful degreaser on my kitchen cabinets.

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  53. Like many other commenters, I have to say I don't think I've ever cleaned a tool. Wiped off surface dirt maybe, but never really washed them. For cooking, though, I don't like cleaning the grill tools. They're always greasy and nasty, and they're oversized so they can't go in the dishwasher.

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  54. All of the tools I use don't need cleaning, but I love Dawn!

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  55. My shampooer is my cleaning tool, and I have such a hard time cleaning it after I'm done. Dog Hair; yuck.

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  56. I only cleaned once and it was all my sockets because I left them outdoors, forgetting them and it rained and they were pretty dirty

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  57. Socket wrenches are hard to keep clean.

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  58. It's a kitchen tool: the deep fryer. So much grease.

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  59. My boyfriend is a carpenter and needs new tools. I can't say which one is hardest to clean

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  60. The lawnmower is at the top of the list then, i would say chainsaw.

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  61. Broom! Can litter and cat hair are relentless

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  62. Hardest tool to clean is the jack stand to work on the car. I don't clean the tools, ask about the inside of the house, and I could give you a list.

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  63. My stovetop uses too much of my elbow grease!

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  64. My husband's tools after changing the oil or the brakes. Grease is so hard to get off them, but Dawn is a great idea!

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  65. It sound easy but I have a hard time with paint brushes.

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  66. I would have too say drill or paint brushes also

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  67. I think the hardest to clean tool would be our chainsaw or rotary tool.

    RC Name: Danielle Papsis
    dpapsis2@gmail.com

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  68. It would be my son's socket set after working on the car.

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  69. I dont clean tools my hubby does but I think a chainsaw would be hard to clean.

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  70. My husband's wet vac is hard to clean.
    Dede

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  71. It would be sockets because my caliper went bad and destroyed my brakes and rotor and it got so dirty that it was very difficult to clean.

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  72. I think the hardest tool to clean is the drill.

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