Is it worth the money?

So our dishwasher broke last week and I had the dreaded opportunity to wash about 5000 dishes by hand. Mind you, I really don’t mind washing dishes by hand. I think it puts you in a Zen-like state, but after about dish number 2500, my Zen checked out and I was running low on dish soap.

So I ran to the store. After staring at the aisle of dish soaps pondering whether my sink was half full or half empty (guess the Zen didn’t check out after all), I settled upon Dawn’s new product, Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray.

With the promises of “Spray, wipe, rinse” and “5x Faster Grease Cleaning,” I was all in. My sink would be all empty in no time! So I ran home with it and here’s what I found:

The Spray Feature is Pretty Cool and Convenient

So basically Dawn made a foam spray that is pretty easy to use and very effective. The spray head fits easily on the bottle. It sprays a continuous mist that you are supposed to coat your dishes with. This is not regular Dawn where you fill up the sink and put a squirt in and it gets all sudsy. This is a different formula and I noticed when I tried to use it in water, it did not suds up like regular Dawn.

That’s not to say there were no suds, but just less. But spraying it on the dirty dishes worked fine. It still cuts through grease pretty well. Just spray, wipe and rinse. Although for the most baked-on dishes, I would still soak them.

Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray spraying dishes

It Saves You Dish Soap (And Money) In The Long Run

So after successfully washing the rest of my dishes with the Dawn spray, I saw that I had only used a quarter of a 16 oz. bottle. Normally, with that many dishes, I would have used almost all of a 16 oz. regular Dawn Dish Soap bottle. I have found that I have no discipline over how much dish soap I use, even if it’s concentrated. This really helps with that as the spray head sprays a controlled amount, which is a pretty generous amount, onto the dishes.

It’s a little more expensive. I bought the Dawn Dish Spray Value Pack for $10.99, but it comes with two 16 oz. dish soap bottle and a spray head, which I won’t have to buy again.

Actually the greatest feature I found was after I finished washing the dishes I just spayed the countertops and wiped them down. I like not having to juggle several spray bottles at the same time. And the Dawn Powerwash uses don’t stop there. I’ve read that people are using it to spray their cars, pretreat their laundry and spray the dog down before you wash him.

So, in conclusion, I really like the Dawn Dish Spray. So it doesn’t sud as well, it is a little more versatile than the regular Dawn dish soap. You can read more reviews on Amazon here.

Also check out my review of Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile soap here for washing dishes.