Dawn Direct Foam Review: Didn't Last As Long As I'd Wish
I've been using Dawn Direct Foam dishwashing liquid for the last week or so to clean all my dishes.
This product comes in a very thin liquid, the consistency of water instead of the normal thicker soap you're most likely used to.
When you're ready to wash your dishes with it you pump some of the soap onto a sponge, and when it comes out it goes through a special nozzle within the pump which causes it to foam up (thus the name "foam"!)
It is advertised that you can wash an entire sink full of dirty dishes with one pump. Specifically the advertisement says, "with just one pump applied to your damp sponge, wash dishes until they’re done."
Therefore, the little bottle says "190 pumps" are included within the bottle, so presumably you could wash 190 sinks full of dishes with this little amount of soap.
The thing is, I personally need to use a lot more than one pump full to wash all my dishes. I think it may have something to do with my need to see lots of suds though, so this little container will not last me for 190 sinks full of dishes.
I'm going to try to reign myself in though, since if I keep using 3-4 pumps each time I wash dishes this stuff will get extremely expensive to wash my dishes with!
It does clean really well though, including of greasy pots and pans, just as you would expect any variety of Dawn dish
However, I have noticed since I've been using it that I myself am beginning to suffer from smelly sponge syndrome.
Readers have been complaining to me for years about how Dawn can cause smelly sponges and dishrags but I've been trying so many brands of dishwashing liquid for reviews for this site, I haven't used Dawn in years, at least regularly. Now I totally see what everyone is talking about!
Now, when I pick up my sponges I get a nasty smell, kind of mildewy on them, and it transfers to my hands and stays there for quite a while. Yuck.
I, like other readers, have tried all kinds of things to get rid of this smell such as drying out my sponges, running them through the dishwasher, microwaving them and otherwise trying to get my sponges clean but to no avail!
I will also note for those who are interested to try this foaming dish soap that if you run out and want to use another bottle, don't throw the bottle away! You've got to have the foaming dispenser for the soap to foam up properly, so instead keep your bottle and buy the refills and dispense those into your foaming dispenser!
I would love to hear from even more people who've used this product, sharing how it worked for you, good or bad. You can share your reviews of dish soap here or read lots of other reviews of different varieties and brands that have already been submitted.
Leaves A Bad Taste & Smell - But I Like To Reuse The Bottle
I like Dawn, however the strong scent and taste left behind by the direct form does not sit well with my baby. He refuses to drink from a bottle that I have washed using this soap.
And I even tried putting the nipple in my mouth and I must agree that it leaves a nasty taste behind no matter how much you rinse it.
But don't throw out the bottle! I love using the foam soap but the strong taste/smell and higher price of Dawn is a bummer.
Another downside is you can't use regular dish soap in the foam pump. It just comes out in globs.
However, you can get the same foamy action by filling the bottle with half of your favorite cheaper, regular dish soap and half water. Gently roll the bottle around to mix the water and soap and enjoy foamy goodness!
Thanks for your review. I agree, reusing the dispensers is a great idea. Much cheaper than buying one from the store.
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