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Dawn Platinum Powerwash cleans so much more than pots and pans

This Powerwash is tough enough to use on almost anything, from dishes to tire rims.

Dawn Platinun Powerwash Spray Dish Soap ($4.94)

Dawn Platinun Powerwash Spray Dish Soap ($4.94)

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Sometime early on in the pandemic, I began obsessively following cleaning influencers on Instagram. There was something oddly soothing about watching someone tidy up their living space, particularly given that I had no energy at that time to clean my own house.

The more influencers I followed, the more I kept hearing about a new product called Dawn Platinum Powerwash. I was aware, of course, of Dawn Dish Soap, the blue liquid that has been a staple in many homes since its inception in 1973. But in 2020, Proctor & Gamble introduced an upgraded version, Dawn Platinum Powerwash, to help consumers wash dishes in a faster, more “clean-as-you-go” method.

What Makes Dawn Platinum Powerwash Different?

Unlike the older Dawn product, Dawn Platinum Powerwash doesn’t require lots of scrubbing in soapy water to clean pots and pans. You simply spray the foam onto a dish, pot, pan, or utensil and then rinse. If the item has a lot of caked-on greases, just spray, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe and rinse.

I have a few pans that are typically hard to clean, but Dawn Platinum Powerwash makes the process a lot easier. Once dinner is on the table, I spray the product onto the pans, leave them sitting in the sink while I eat, and by the time I’m ready to clean them, the grease wipes right off.

The other nice thing I’ve learned is that Dawn Platinum Powerwash isn’t just for dishes. In fact, it’s fantastic at cleaning just about anything.

How to use Dawn Platinum Powerwash

Do a quick Google search and you’ll find that there are dozens of ways to use Dawn Platinum Powerwash as a household cleaner. A few hacks from various cleaning influencers:

  • Clean Freak & Germaphobe on YouTube combines 5 to 6 sprays of Dawn Platinum Powerwash with water in a spray bottle and uses the formula to clean countertops (along with 10 other uses for the product).
  • RQs Garage on YouTube shows how to use Dawn Platinum Powerwash to clean your car’s tire rims, floor mats, and windshield.
  • Go Clean Co’s blog gives step-by-step instructions on using Dawn Platinum Powerwash to clean window screens and gas stove tops.
  • TikTok’s The Latina Cleaning Mom uses Dawn Platinum Powerwash to make her child’s Crocs look brand new.
  • Kelsey Venkov uses this TikTok video to show how Dawn Platinum Powerwash can be used to clean everything from dishes and countertops to sinks and tabletops.

Personally, I’ve used Dawn Platinum Powerwash to clean my bathroom. I spray it on the shower and sink fixtures, use a damp cloth to wipe it off, then buff it with a dry cloth to remove water stains.

It’s also fantastic for cleaning the soap scum off glass shower doors. I spray it on, rub it in with a sponge, then let it sit for a while.  I then use a small bucket to rinse it off and a squeegee to remove all traces of the water. (If the soap scum is really bad, you can spray Dawn Platinum Powerwash, then add distilled white vinegar to a cloth or brush and scrub the door before rinsing.)

Dawn Platinum Powerwash Cost

A 16-oz. single bottle of Dawn Platinum Powerwash spray will cost about $4.99 at most stores. Dawn also sells 16-oz. refills for approximately $3.99, so you don’t have to buy additional spray bottles. 

Given that a little bit goes a long way — you really don’t need to use too much of the product for any cleaning job — a single bottle lasts for quite a while. 

Though pandemic living hasn’t been fun, particularly back when life was “on pause,” one upside is that my cleaning influencer obsession led me to my favorite new cleaning product.