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Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray Review 2024 - The Cleaning Lady
dawn powrwash spray on my counter in blue bottle

Dawn Powerwash spray wants to change the way you wash dishes. I'll tell you if this foaming spray is worth the money and other ways you can use it.

Product Brand: Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 4.78

Product In-Stock: InStock

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By The Cleaning Lady


Dawn Powerwash Spray is changing the way people do dishes and clean their home. It is as versatile as it is effective. Spray, wipe and rinse. It’s so easy to use! And it doesn’t stop at dishes either. Clean your countertops, greasy ovens, and even pretreat laundry. Once you try it, you’ll be hooked.

I had seen the ads for the new Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray but didn’t pay them much attention, until our dishwasher broke and I had the dreaded task of washing 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.

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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 the new product.

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 Dawn’s new spray soap and here’s what I found:

What is Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray?

Dawn Powerwash sprays a foam mist of soap on dishes using a spray head that you fit onto the bottle. It sprays a continuous mist that coats your dishes instead of the squirt gel of regular Dawn.

What’s the difference between Dawn Powerwash and regular Dawn Dish Soap

Regular Dawn is a gel that needs water added to work, whether it is from a filled-up sink or your wet sponge. The Dawn Powerwash spray works without water so you can spray it on dry dishes and wash. 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. But that is the point I suppose. It is a whole new way to wash dishes which is really more convenient.

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.

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Is Dawn Dish Soap and Spray safe for septic systems?

Yes, Dawn is a mild detergent that is designed to be gentle on the skin and the environment. It is formulated to break down grease and oils effectively, which makes it useful for cleaning dishes, but it is also biodegradable.

Septic systems rely on the natural breakdown of waste and bacteria to function properly. Strong chemicals and antibacterial agents can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the system, potentially causing issues with the breakdown process. However, Dawn dish soap is not known to contain ingredients that are harmful to septic systems when used in normal household quantities.

Is Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray worth the money?

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 bottle of Dawn Dish Soap (Amazon, 3 bottles + 2 sponges, $15.22).

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.

Other uses for Dawn Powerwash Spray

What’s great about this spray is that you can clean everything you normally would with regular Dawn but because it is a spray, it is more versatile. Some other uses include:

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 if you’re in a rush, it can help you speed clean your house.

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.

How to make DIY Dawn Powerwash Refill

Now, as you have already gathered, the Powerwash Spray is a bit more expensive than regular Dawn. Luckily many homemakers have figured out a trick to make it out of regular Dawn. This hack is easy and less expensive than buying refills. Check out the video below:

Where can you buy Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray?

Luckily Dawn Platinum Powerwash Spray is available at most grocery stores in the dish soap aisle. It is also available on Amazon. CLICK the box below to be taken to the Dawn page on Amazon.

While Dawn bills itself as gentle enough to be used on animals (hence the baby duck on the label), it is not entirely without chemicals and dyes. If you would like a purely natural dish soap, check out Dr. Bronner’s, which you can actually clean your whole house with.

Also Blueland Cleaning Products makes a natural dish soap as well and is committed to 100% sustainable packaging.

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