My husband is a ninja when it comes to working on cars…and it’s a good thing because lately our cars have needed a lot of work. I drive a bright yellow 2002 Ford Escape that I bought new with only 7 miles on it. I totally love it, but it now has over 200,000 miles on it. I have no desire to get rid of it which means that my hubby has to play mechanic from time to time. We also have a minivan (pictured above) that seems to have had a lot of bad luck lately. My husband has spent nearly every Saturday for the last 3 months (or at least the Saturdays where we weren’t moving) working on that van. He replaced the EGR valve multiple times due to a faulty sensor and finally he had to replace the catalytic converter. There was also something wrong with the oil pan. Needless to say, it’s seriously dirty work. His tools are disgusting…and don’t even get me started on the nice clothes he wears while his “work clothes” sit untouched in our closet…but I digress. His tools are covered in caked-on grease and they’re not fit to be used for anything in the house because I worry about getting grease on everything in the house! (When I was in 4th grade I got grease on my mom’s white couch and to this day, grease gives me the heebeegeebees.)
When I was asked to use Dawn Dish Beyond the Sink to tackle some projects, I immediately thought of my husband’s greasy tools. I decided I’d try to clean them up. You probably know that Dawn is the dish soap that best cuts grease in the sink, but did you know it’s also the ultimate secret weapon for cleaning greasy messes throughout your home from kitchen surfaces, to laundry pre-treating, to greasy tools, or car wheels and bike tires. Seriously, nothing beats Dawn at getting them clean. It’s amazing what a drop can do! I poured a gallon of hot water into a bucket, added a drop of Dawn and got to work. I used a dish scrub brush but you could also use a sponge or dishrag to tackle them. You want to make sure you don’t soak your tools as it can cause etching.
I just dipped my brush in the water and scrubbed. It only took a minute to get the grease off. When I was finished with each tool, I rinsed them in clean water and dried them with a towel. Voila…tools that were clean and shiny and looked like new. Dawn for the win!!! I couldn’t believe how easy it was.
If you’re thinking of tackling the dirty tools in your garage, there’s no time like the present!
Clean Greasy Tools with Dawn
- Add a teaspoon of Dawn to a gallon of hot water.
- With a dishrag or sponge, scrub away the grease and oil (do not soak hand tools as it can lead to etching).
- When clean, thoroughly rinse them under running water and dry them with a towel right away.
There are so many great uses for Dawn…and they’re not limited to just dishes and tools! Dawn has some great promotions going on that you don’t want to miss out on. You’ll get lots of good info and you could win some really sweet prizes.
We’ll be talking about additional uses for Dawn on Tuesday, October 28th at the #DawnBeyondTheSink Twitter party. The Twitter party starts at 9pm EST and you’ll want to RSVP. There are some cool prizes!
There’s also a Pinterest party going on from October 27th – November 24th. Prizes include weekly prizes of $250 Target Gift Cards and a Grand Prize of a $700 Home Depot Gift Card.
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