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Why You Shouldn’t Dilute Dishwashing Liquid

Sometimes when times are tough, we try to think of ways to make our money go further. You might be tempted to dilute your dishwashing liquid in order to save money, but this could actually be doing more harm than good. Start using dishwashing liquid the right way today and see the results for yourself!


Why You Shouldnt Dilute Dishwashing Liquid

Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid has been around for years and has been relied on by South Africans for many years. Why? Because Sunlight products are the experts in cleaning dishes. You might sometimes think that diluting it will make it last longer, however, this may not be a good idea. By diluting it, you will be diluting the strength of the active ingredients which can cause dishes to not be as clean as you would like them to be.

Why should dishwashing liquid never be diluted?

Dishwashing liquids are made up of a precise combination of ingredients that work together to clean and destroy bacteria. By diluting the dishwashing liquid, you will cause the detergent to become less effective.

What are the consequences of diluting dishwashing liquid?

You may think you’ll be saving yourself some money, but you’re actually wasting it because you will have to clean your dishes all over again to get them spotlessly clean. You may also think you will be saving yourself a bit of money, but you will actually have to use more of the diluted dishwashing liquid to achieve the same results.

Other concerns when diluting dishwashing liquid formula is that adding tap water might also be adding unwanted additions into the dishwashing liquid chemical formula like bacteria and fluorides.

Top Tips for Getting The Best From Your Dishwashing Liquid

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your dishes come out clean and streak-free every time.

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  • Start by scraping all the leftover food into the dustbin using a spatula

  • Some dishes need a little extra soaking to get rid of the stubborn grease and burnt-on residue. Sunlight Dishwashing soap works wonders. Just add a little of the detergent to warm water and soak for as long as possible.

  • Always start with the cleanest dishes. This way the soapy water will last that much longer. Then finish with the dirtier pots and pans.

  • If you have two sinks, it’s handy to fill one with fresh, clean water to rinse your dishes with. This prevents a soapy residue from staying on your clean dishes

  • When drying your dishes, air-drying is the most hygienic and also the easiest, giving you time to give your kitchen an extra wipe down. You may not realise this, but dishtowels can carry harmful bacteria which can be transferred onto the dishes while you are drying them.

  • Warm water is best if possible. When mixed with Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid formula it helps to cut through the oiliness left on the dishes.

  • Wash your delicate dishes on their own, like fancy wine glasses or your favourite serving bowl.

  • Wear a pair of rubber gloves to protect your hands. Besides helping you handle the dishes; it will allow you to use hotter water.

Although we all like to save a bit of money here or there, it’s best not to dilute your powerful dishwashing liquid. Make sure you pick up a bottle of Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid today.

Choose one of these great options from the Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid range to try at home today – and remember, don’t dilute it!

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What is a dishwashing liquid made of?

Dishwashing Liquid is mainly made up of water, thickening agents, detergent and stabilizing agents.

What is the safest dishwashing liquid?

Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid ensures that harmful bacteria are washed away with ease

Can I put dishwashing liquid in my dishwasher?

No, you shouldn’t, Sunlight has a range of dishwasher products made specifically for use in your machine.

What chemicals are in dishwashing liquid?

Some of the basic ingredients are surfactants, preservatives, colours, fragrances as well as active or inactive ingredients.

What are the effects of using diluted dishwashing liquid on greasy dishes?

By diluting your dishwashing liquid, you are also diluting its cleaning power.

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