The Surprising Way You Should Be Using This New Super-Popular Dish Soap

updated Jan 29, 2021
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When Dawn Platinum Powerwash started popping up everywhere, I knew I had to try it. You see, I almost always have a bottle of Dawn Original Dishwashing Soap on hand — although I actually don’t use in my kitchen. (For that I prefer Mrs. Meyers.) Instead, it’s become my go-to for cleaning grease splatters off clothes or nixing hard water stains from glass shower doors.

So, it really shouldn’t be a surprise (to me, at least) that the new foaming spray followed a similar trajectory as the dishwashing soap. And while I do use it in the kitchen, primarily for dirty pans that have been sitting out for a while, it has taken up permanent residence in my bathroom. Here’s why.

Dawn’s Powerwash Is My Favorite Way to Clean Shower Doors

Using Dawn Powerwash to clean glass, especially glass shower doors, is, quite simply the best. Making my shower doors crystal clear no longer involves getting a bucket or bin, mixing a solution of warm water and dish soap, and applying it with a rag. Now I only need two spray bottles: Dawn Powerwash and my trusty vinegar solution spray bottle.

First, I mist the glass with vinegar. Then, I aim the Powerwash nozzle on the doors and spray with the gloriously foamy Dawn. The foaminess helps the soap stick to the doors. I find that it penetrates the soap scum even better than my previous solution, which, in addition to being messier to apply, doesn’t offer the same kind of coverage.

Once I let the vinegar and foam sit for a while, all I need to do it wipe the doors down with a wet rag and quickly buff dry. The process is so simple and straightforward that I almost look forward to cleaning the glass. I most definitely enjoy the sparkling glass it gives me.

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it there: The Surprising Way You Should Be Using Dawn’s New Platinum Powerwash