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Everyday Uses For Dishwasher Detergent
How to remove a Tick
Apply a glob of liquid detergent soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap soaked cotton ball and let it stay on for 20 to 30 seconds. The tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball.
Get your whites whiter than white.
Mix one-half cup dishwasher detergent, one-half cup bleach, and one gallon hot water in a plastic bucket. Soak clothing in this mixture overnight, dump the solution and clothes into the washing machine, and wash as usual. Add one-half cup white vinegar to the rinse water.
Remove coffee and tea stains from glass cookware.
Soak the glassware in a solution of two tablespoons dishwasher detergent to two quarts warm water.
Clean a thermos bottle.
Fill the bottle with two tablespoons dishwasher detergent and hot water. Let sit for thirty minutes, then swish clean with a bottle brush and rinse thoroughly.
Prewash stains on clothes.
Wet the fabric, and sprinkle dishwasher detergent on the stain. Scrub gently with an old toothbrush, rinse, and run through the regular wash cycle.
Clean dirt, grease, and grime from walls, glass, porcelain, wooden furniture, and the outsides of appliances.
Dissolve one-quarter cup dishwasher detergent in one gallon of very hot water. Scrub, then wipe clean with a dry cloth. Dishwasher detergent is spot-resistant and contains water-softening agents, so everything gets shiny clean without rinsing.
Whiten white polyester.
Mix one cup dishwasher detergent and one gallon warm water in a plastic bucket. Soak the clothes in this mixture overnight, then run them through the washing machine. Dishwasher detergent removes the gray due to detergent residue build-up on white polyester.
Clean a vase.
Place one teaspoon dishwasher detergent in a dirty glass vase, fill with water, and let sit overnight. The next morning, simply rinse clean.
Clean bathtub rings.
Sprinkle dishwasher detergent on a wet sponge and scrub.
Clean cooked-on oil from a popcorn popper or baked-on food from a pot or pan.
Mix a heaping tablespoon of dishwasher detergent with hot water, put it in the popper (pot or pan), and let soak overnight.