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Genius Ways to use Dawn platinum powerwash in your home!

Updated: 09/29/2023

So the hype around Dawn’s new powerwash dish soap had me curious. I took a trip to my local Target and bought a bottle.

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I will have to admit that I was like, wow, more expensive than I generally thought it would be when I saw the price. But I learned a hack on how to make your own Dawn Powerwash Refill.

After taking it home, I looked over its design.

I read the instructions and overview of how to use it.

I liked the design of the bottle. It was very ergonomic and not hard to use. The power on spray is powerful and generous. It’s a thin mist. I looked up the company that made the sprayer to find out more.

I initially started using it on my dishes, except I didn’t just do the Spray Wipe. I couldn’t do it. So I sprayed and scrubbed as I normally would.

But even though I didn’t spray and wipe as the commercial said. It was clear that the product worked immediately. I could see the grease and food residue just come right off. There was barely any elbow grease needed.

So while this is not a full review, I can say it works and what happened next made me experiment with it more. BUT THERE IS A DOWNSIDE TO DAWN – READ DOWN TO FIND OUT THE CONS

Also, this post is NOT sponsored or affiliated with Dawn. I am only sharing my personal opinion and experience. Use at your own risk.


How is Dawn Powerwash different?

As I always do with every cleaner that I have in my home, I got a little curious. I wanted to see what kind of cleaning power this new Dawn had. Platinum powerwash had.

The whole reason it’s different is that you don’t need water to create the cleaning power. It activates into bubble white suds the minute you spray it. And the grease/dirt starts to melt away.

So I began to use it around my house. And the first thing I started to use it for was to decrease certain greasy areas in my kitchen.

But be sure to head down to the post of areas where I don’t recommend using it. ALWAYS TEST AN AREA BEFORE USE AND REFER TO THE MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDATIONS.

1. Backsplash

I get a lot of grease splatter on my painted walls at the top of my range and the wall behind the range. I don’t have a tile backsplash.

But the grease mess is still real. It builds. I sprayed the wall/backsplash area, and boom, it all started to drip down.

After wiping it down a few times because it was pretty soapy, I learned a little bit goes a long way. This product is concentrated.

I hope you are ready for this journey. Cause I couldn’t stop there, and over the course of a few months, I began cleaning and spraying as much as I could. I have a few pictures of some things and will start taking more to use this spray even more. But for now, let’s continue my journey to secret cleaning tips using Dawn Powerwash Spray, shall we?

2. Kitchen Cabinets/Handles

Next, I decided what it would look like to use it on my kitchen cabinets and handles. I mean, if you have never cleaned your kitchen cabinet handles, you are in for a surprise. This is one of the top areas that most people forget to clean.

Both my stove, kitchen cabinets, and handles will tend to develop a layer of grease as I go through my normal cooking routine. And so I sprayed the dawn platinum sprayed onto the cabinets directly. And on to the handles of the cabinets and let it sit for a few minutes.

And within a few minutes, you could see the grease yet again just falling off, making it so much easier for me to be able to wipe my cabinets.

After being wiped down and rinsed off, the handles were shiny again, and the metal felt clean against the skin. Yeah, I am that person that gets satisfaction from cleaning. But hey, it works for your benefit. Cause I get to share it with you.

*Update 12/1/2022 – I changed the hardware on my kitchen cabinets, and I wouldn’t use this on them as they are a different kinda metal. If you keep scrolling, you will see things I have found not to be good fits. SO BE CAREFUL!!!

Also, I have refinished my cabinets, so I no longer use them as they are now painted.

A few weeks later, I decided it was spring cleaning season and went through my normal spring cleaning checklist.

I decided to clean the grill with the dawn platinum spray.

3. Outdoor Grill

As most people know, the grill is one of the greasiest, dirtiest things we’ll need a tough degreaser to get all the extra barbecue stuff off.

And so I sprayed down the entire grill. And again, let it sit so it could begin using its power.

And then, I started to rub away the grease in the product, and I was surprisingly shocked again. It worked way better than some of the grill cleaners I have used. Honestly, if I let the product sit for longer next time I clean the grill, it will take even more off.

When I got to the silver rack, the top rack in my grill, that was one of the best results. It no longer had the burnt look. The silver was exposed.

4. Folding lawn chairs

Well, I mean, let’s keep this Dawn powerwash uses party going. T-ball season has begun, so I needed to pull out our lawn chairs. My toddler had this white princess lawn chair passed down to her. But I tried to scrub it last year and couldn’t get many deep stains out.

I took the lawn chair outside and grabbed this scrubbing brush and my silver bucket, a gift from Young Living I bought some time ago.

Same concept as all the others. I sprayed the dawn power spray directly on the lawn chair and let it sit slightly. I repeated as necessary. And I began to use the scrubber to scrub.

Guess what!! It worked; there were food stains on this chair that had been there for so long. And like magic, the chair looked almost new again. The kids loved helping me with this process. I was a happy mama.

5. Crystal Chandelier

Moving on with my Curious George mind running wild. I thought, what about my chandelier? I had it installed 6 years ago, and it’s so hard to keep clean. But I refuse to pay several hundred dollars for anyone to clean it.

So like a mad scientist, I placed towels down on the wood floor. Then I climbed to the top of the stairs and began to spray my chandelier. All 100 balls of crystals. They were dusty, and the film had built up no matter how many times I tried.

I was extra generous on the spray with the chandelier because as it broke down layers of dust and dirt, I reapplied to get the cleanest crystal I could. I used the drip method on this.

Then I used an empty Dawn Powerwash spray bottle and filled it with water. I wanted it with water to get the same spray power so I could reach it. I sprayed over and over again water, and little by little, the crystal began to shine, and I could see the rainbows.

It’s the reason why I love this chandelier. It’s like looking up at a Swarovski masterpiece. I love me some bling!!

I did have to have my 6ft 8inch husband help spray the top as I couldn’t reach it. But after two good cleanings using the drip and spray method, boom! My crystals shined bright like diamonds!!

6. Crocs Shoes

Next in line, please step down! On to my next deep-cleaning victim. My kids wear Croc shoes all spring and summer, and there is a proper way to clean Crocs. Read about them in this post.

But one of the secret ingredients I use to clean my Crocs is the Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray. Of course, it worked like a charm.

7. Bikes

So one of the Spring cleaning tasks I do is cleaning our outdoor toys for the Spring/Summer season. Well, I had gotten my daughter the upgrade on her Weehoo ride used. And so it needed a deep cleaning but so did all of our bikes.

Without touching the chain and removing the needed grease, I sprayed the wheels and spokes: the seat and, Ewwww, gross handles. I told you I cleaned everything.

I waited a few mins and, using my silver bucket with warm water, began to wash it down. The spokes began to shine, and the handles dripped gross dirty water. But the rubber felt nice again, and dawn power wash renewed the grip.

8. Windows

So normally use my Norew window cloth for my windows, but the windows need a deep cleaning after winter. I have a huge glass window and several others around the home.

For this task, I used a combination of the water hose, our powerwasher, and squeegee. And yes, those windows were crystal clear again.

9. Stove Top

So, back to the kitchen, I decided to try it on my stovetop, especially around the burners. The silver part of the burners is so hard to clean. But it worked again. I used my scrub daddy scrubbed to get it in there. (Be careful on your stovetops and research before spraying it on yours. This stuff is powerful!)

10. Outdoor patio furniture

During my outdoor patio set up for the Spring season. I decided to test out the Dawn platinum spray on my mesh patio chairs. The birds love to use them for target practice.

I let it sit and sprayed them down with the hose. I was shocked because the mesh looked new again. It was awesome.

I haven’t tried it on my cloth patio chair yet. But I will be trying it soon.

11. Tough stains on clothes

So I wanted to test Dawn platinum spray on a few clothes my kids got so dirty I couldn’t remove the stain. It was from them playing on the garage blacktop, and they left black marks on their jackets.

The smaller marks and ground-in dirt came out like a charm. There was a large mark my son had on his jacket, and nothing is getting that out, which makes me sad. But I think if I repeat the process, it will fade.

12. Grout

So there is a care process for grout, and as I learned from the flooring girl who is the floor master. But I still wanted to see if Dawn’s platinum spray would work.

Well, the answer is yes!! It works. I cleaned my tile floor with it and used my rotating cleaning brush to get it done.

13. Shower doors

So everyone who has glass shower doors knows they can be a pain. Well, I put Dawn’s power wash to the test yet again. Sure enough, I sprayed and used my favorite tool, my spinning cleaning mega brush. And the shower doors looked awesome.

14. Powerwheels

That’s right; I cleaned my kid’s power wheel with it. It took out dirt from the bottom of the floor and plastic tires.

15. Mirrors

Mirrors are another place I loved to use my Norwex cleaning cloths, but I wanted to see if it worked, and it did! It was shiny and left no residue after a few rinses.

16. Soap scum (ring around tub)

I tried Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray inside the tub to remove rings and dirt from the kids. It took less time to clean the tub, and it was shiny afterward. It also helped with the bath crayons—at least my version.

17. Food Stained fabric chairs

So my kids spilled food on our cloth dining room chairs, and I sprayed a little bit of the powerwash, and it lifted the food stain out with minimal effort in rubbing it with a cloth.

My other post you might find helpful

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What else can you use Dawn powerwash for?

updated 12/1/2022

I am on a mission, and this list will continue to grow, and so will my pictures, videos, and such. So in total, 48 plus uses for Dawn powerwash dish spray.

But just cause I haven’t gotten to use it in certain areas of my home. I wanted to give you an extensive list of where else you can use Dawn Powerwash.


  1. Airfryer
  2. Baseball caps
  3. Rollup dish rack
  4. Baseball pants
  5. Canvas backpacks
  6. Shoes (some, not all)
  7. Oven Top
  8. Fridge
  9. Remove sticker residue
  10. Whiteboards
  11. Vases
  12. Picture frames
  13. Greasy tools – (warning, not every tool this can be used on. Some metals don’t respond well) Some handles and areas like that can be used.)
  14. Tool Box
  15. Coolers
  16. Lunch bags
  17. Beach toys/bags
  18. Oil stains on concrete
  19. Dirty Car Mats
  20. Carpet Cleaner
  21. Range hood filter
  22. Camping Gear (tent etc.)
  23. kiddie Pools
  24. Plastic Outdoor playhouses
  25. Car Seat stains
  26. Stroller Stains – Cloth only -Don’t USE ON METAL PART/PLASTIC PART
  27. Remove grease from your potholders and kitchen towels by spraying it on. Rub together and then toss in the wash
  28. Glass cooktop
  29. Seat belt stains
  30. Clean your broom
  31. Clean your Vaccum canister.
  32. Clean your vacuum roller brush. (The amount of dirt and grease can build, making the brush bristles hard to do their job.)
  33. Stains on highchair tables tops
  34. Stained Tupperware
  35. Blinds – remove sticky dirt/dust – spray on blinds and then fill a bathtub with warm water and let it soak
  36. High chair tray – I used to hate the greasy high chair tray mess. This helped a lot.
  37. Wicker furniture – you know how it gets gross when outside? It will look like new again.
  38. Ventilation floor registers/covers (These attract so much dirt over time, especially the intake vents.)

The more I use it and clean with it, the more this list will grow. So come back for more tips and ideas. Cause I am kind of addicted.

**Here is so far where I have found you should NOT use it!**

Certain metals and hard plastics some metals will experience leftover marks when sprayed with the product, and it can remove the finish. And the plastic will discolor. On some plastic dishes, you will find a lingering odor.

update: 12/01/2022

According to the Dawn website: “We have thoroughly tested Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray to be safe to be used on the following hard surfaces: Corian solid surfaces, Granite (light & dark), Porcelain enamel, and Quartz. Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray should NOT be used on surfaces made of any type of marble. We’ve never tested it to be used on wood, such as cabinets, and can not recommend it for that use. As with any cleaning product, always test the product on your surface in an inconspicuous place before use. We’d like to learn more about your experience and help you further with this. Give us a call at (800) 725-3296. We’re here to help.”

“Our Dawn Powerwash has not been tested to be used on granite.”

So I would say BE CAREFUL!!! There were two different responses. Always check first and call their number. Don’t want to mess up expensive counters. 😒

But I have used Dawn Dish Soap on my quartz if you want to learn more about this, read it here. And other tips because I learned that Dawn can be pretty harsh.

Does Dawn Powerwash Really Work?

The Platinum Powerwash is a powerful product! It’s a bit pricey at first look, but saving time, water, and detergent makes it a bargain! I would say it’s a great product.

I will continue to buy it as it has proven its worth, and I like it.

One pro tip is that the smell can be a bit overpowering. So be sure to use it in well-ventilated areas when doing large jobs. Also, remember a little bit goes a long way, and it will get soapy if you use too much.

What are the cons of Dawn Powerwash?

Now because I am an honest person and I love mostly green cleaners. There is no way that this product falls in line with what I would consider a green cleaner. And the smell, like I said, is pretty strong. They created another version called Clear and then a scent with apples.

The clear is a lot better when it comes to smell. The apples I didn’t like.

If you are sensitive to smells and chemicals, know that it’s potent. Protect yourself!

Also, I much prefer using it only on pots and pans. I don’t like using it on my regular dishes. First, off they don’t really need it.

With that being said, I still like it. And have an understanding that in some areas, not even my best vegan, all-natural cleaners or essential oils can tackle all my cleaning woes. 😒

And so this product is used on a need-to-use basis, and I don’t use it every day. Especially for my dishes, I just don’t think regular dishwashing needs this, and it’s a bit overboard if you ask me.

Share any tips you may have below in the comments section.

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Sunday 11th of February 2024

I used this to clean vinyl and aluminum sidi ng instead of a moss cleaner. I am so impressed it came clean easily and looks beautiful. It was a miracle how my husband's shower came out so beautiful

Lisa Van Groningen

Monday 19th of February 2024

That is awesome to hear!! Thank you for stopping by. Hope you stick around.


Saturday 16th of December 2023

I absolutely love this product, but I was wondering if it's safe to use on pet stains?like if they get sick or have an accident in the house is this product safe to use on carpet. Thank you in advance.

Lisa Van Groningen

Monday 1st of January 2024

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I personally have used it on my carpet which is builders grade carpet and is a very light tan color with no problem. It took stains out and I was able to get it all out. Remember a little goes a long way. You may have to spot test your carpet depending on the type of carpet you have. But since using it on my clothes with no problem and my own carpet I would say it would be ok. Always double check. Happy Cleaning !! Please come back and share your results if it works. 😎

Just thought of something else. You could also try Oxiclean Sanitizer is rated to clean carpets and it kills 99% bacteria and viruses.

And vinegar and a little dawn soap mixed together make a good combo too.

Disclaimer: As always these are my own personal cleaning experiences and may not be suited for your home. and Lisa Van Groningen nor any persons associates with it have any liability to you for any injury or loss you may suffer in connection with any content we may post.

Arvell Padavell

Tuesday 14th of November 2023

such a lot of onformation, thnk u so much, I may be down to a single household cleaner

Lisa Van Groningen

Wednesday 22nd of November 2023

So glad you found this helpful. Thank you for stopping by.


Saturday 28th of October 2023

As you look at the recipe for the DIY version the Alcohol should be noted. And with that knowledge research how alcohol effects the materials you are considering cleaning. I too love this stuff. When I see it at a great price I grab one for the cleaning cabinet. I've mixed multiple batches of DIY refill and it seems to work IDENTICALLY ! Awesome post by the way...

Lisa Van Groningen

Saturday 28th of October 2023

Thanks for stopping by! You are totally correct to look at how alcohol effects the material's you are cleaning. I might update the post to reflect this!! I did create a post for making your own DIY version too and talk a little bit about it.


Tuesday 1st of August 2023

Have you had problems with PS spray head with refills? Twice now the spray head with large bottle refill goes to stream and no mist.

Lisa Van Groningen

Tuesday 1st of August 2023

Interesting no I haven't experience this. There is twist option on the end of the nozzle. Did you double check that? Maybe the refills are set wrong? Just an idea. Thanks for stopping by too. Let us know if you have luck or if you discover the mystery.