Squeaky Cleany

August 30, 2008


Remember that Cascade dishwashing detergent I blogged about? Someone gave me some free Cascade, but I don’t have a dishwasher. That didn’t stop me from graciously accepting the Cascade, of course. 😀 So my daughters and I have been testing it out on other things. It is very versatile stuff.

For one, we found out that, if used as a laundry pre-treatment liquid, it removes stains from clothing. Then, I read that if you burn your cooking pan, just pour in a little Cascade gel with some baking soda and hot water and let it sit for a while. And then there was the day that we bought a new ceramic cooking pan (for lasagna) from WalMart– and I HATE it when the stores put all those nasty stickers and gorilla glue on the cookware, all to hold a sticker or paper?? We poured a little Cascade with water and let the pan sit– and voila! The gummy stuff came right off!

Yesterday, we ran out of Ajax scouring powder for our tub. I have to buy the gentle powder, because the tub is fiberglass and easily scratched. However, the tub is very old, and collects soap scum like molasses collects flies. It is a real chore to scrub that tub out, ugh. Well, we ran out of Ajax, right? My daughter got the bright idea to squirt a little Cascade gel in the tub. Amazing! It took the soap scum off! On the tough spots, she let it sit for a few minutes, and was able to buff it off. The tub is sparkling clean!

So I am loving the Cascade. Maybe someday we’ll get a dishwasher and try it out on actual dishes, lol! But for now, we’re experimenting with all sorts of things and trying to be as creative as possible (skipping things like horse supplies and animal shampoo, of course!). If you have any other ideas or requests about what else we should test it on, let us know.

4 Responses to “Squeaky Cleany”

  1. Christine Says:

    WOW! That’s really good information to have! I never would have thought to use dishwasher cascade gel like that! Thank you!!

  2. Helen Johnson Says:

    Very nice! It would have never dawned on me to use cascade in the manner you are using it in. But now that you have recommend it! I have few things that I would like to test it on. Like the rims of my car. They get that black gunk on them and I never seem to be able to get it to come completely off!

  3. Rebecca Says:

    Yep, we’re still trying it out on stuff.

  4. Patti Says:

    What great ideas for cascade. Now I might have to try those out on some of my pots and the tub is terrific