Dishwashing soap costs

by Linda
(Texas)

I bought some of that Dawn foamy dish washing soap about a month ago because my sister-in-law has it, and it is rather convenient. I thought I'd use it up and then see if I could put some regular dish washing soap in it because regular dish washing soap is about 4 times cheaper than the refill foamy stuff. I mixed some of my cheap Ajax about half and half with water, and it worked! I still have the undiluted Ajax to use on really tough grease, but the watered down version does just fine for most things. I figured that Dawn had just diluted their soap in order to make it go through the pump and foam up. Obviously, that's what they did. :-)
I haven't done a "scientific" experiment to discover just exactly the proportions necessary, I just put a small amount of water in the dispenser and added about that much Ajax. I'm sure I'll refine the exact amounts in the days to come.

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Jan 07, 2010
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Dishwashing soap
by: Linda H.

Since I posted my 1/2 water and 1/2 Ajax experiment, I tried mixing the dish washing soap at 1/3 water and 2/3 Ajax in my Foamy Dawn dish washing liquid dispenser. It also works just fine and gives a little more "umph" in the grease-cutting ability.

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