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The Uses of Dishwashing Powder

Did you know that dishwashing powder has many more uses than just washing your dishes? In our busy, stressed lifestyles, it can be easy to forget to buy a household cleaner before it runs out. Luckily for you, Sunlight Dishwashing Powder has the power to be used for most of your household cleaning requirements and we’re going to tell you how.


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The Uses of Dishwashing Powder

Read this guide on how to use dishwashing powder for more than just washing dishes now.

What is dishwashing powder and what are its benefits?

Sunlight Dishwashing Powder is formulated to be used as a cleaning product in dishwashing machines. It is made to dissolve in the dishwasher and cut through grease, grime, and other kitchen dirt in the dishwasher to clean your dishes to a sparkling finish.

If you run out of your usual favourite cleaning product, Sunlight dishwashing powder is ideal for just about all your cleaning needs. The enzymes with high PH levels combined with bleach make it an inexpensive and very effective household cleanser. Dishwashing powder is usually the most cost-effective compared to other types of dishwasher detergents such as tablets or gel, plus it is also the most eco-friendly option.

How to choose the right dishwashing powder for your cleaning needs?

When deciding which dishwashing powder is correct for you, there are a few factors to consider. These include the type of dishwasher you have, the water’s mineral content in your area and the price of the product.

At Cleanipedia, we love Sunlight Dishwashing Powder as it’s one of the best dishwashing powders on the market, and that really does what it says it will.

The different uses of dishwashing powder

Apart from being used in the dishwasher, there are a few other uses to try with this powder.

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Make an all-purpose cleaner

You can very easily make up a mixture to be used for all-purpose cleaning. How much dishwasher powder to use? Just combine half a cup of dishwasher powder with 800ml of warm water. Allow to dissolve and place into a handy spray bottle to be used on all surfaces.

Clean the braai and outdoor area

If your braai area or garage floor is looking a bit greasy, Sunlight Dishwashing Powder is the perfect solution. Just as it is used to degrease your dishes, it is ideal for tackling oily and greasy stains around the home too. Add half a cup to a small amount of water to make a paste. Apply the paste onto the soiled area and allow it to sit for 5 mins. Using a clean brush, scrub the area and rinse well.

To whiten laundry

Did you know that you can even use Sunlight Dishwashing Powder to whiten your whites? Just add 1/2 a cup of dishwashing powder to your washing machine and run the cycle as normal. Dirty kitchen cloths will also come out looking and smelling like new.

Use to clean bathrooms and toilets

Sunlight Dishwashing Powder makes an excellent toilet cleaner. Place a small amount into your toilet bowl and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Using the toilet brush, scrub the bowl and flush. You will be surprised at how well it works!

Your bathtub will benefit from it too. Make a paste by mixing some dishwashing powder and water together and applying to stains with a clean sponge. Allow it to soak and work its magic. Then simply wipe away and rinse your tub.

How to get the best results using dishwashing powder

For the best on how to use powder dish detergent, follow these nifty tips:

  • There is no need to pre-rinse your dishes, simply pack them into the machine in a way that allows all of the dishes to be reached with the water and detergent.

  • Measure the required amount of powder into the dispenser and run the cycle when you are ready

  • Don’t forget that your dishwasher needs to be cleaned too. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions but something as simple as vinegar can do the trick.

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Can you use dishwasher powder for laundry?

Yes, you can! It works exceptionally well to whiten your whites as well as remove tough stains.

What else can you use dishwashing powder for?

There are many uses for dishwasher powder, read our blog above for more information.

What makes dishwashing powder effective?

Sunlight Automatic Dishwashing Powder contains bleach which assists in removing tough stains and oily leftovers.

What is the main ingredient in dishwasher powder?

The main ingredient in dishwasher powder is bleach which is necessary to help kill bacteria and mould as well as break down greasy residue left from food.

Can I use dishwasher powder instead of tablets?

Yes, you can. We recommend Sunlight Automatic Dishwashing Powder for great results.

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