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Cleaning Hack: Alternative Uses for Dawn

If you know me in real life, you know that cleaning isn’t exactly my favorite way to pass the time. Thankfully, we have a lovely woman that comes in to help with the heavy lifting, but I still need to take care of the small stuff and that includes kitchen clean up. One of my favorite things to do is sit down with my family for a lovely brunch on the weekends. With school and work, our mornings are so hurried during the week. So, being able to connect over a delicious meal on the weekend is priceless to me. More often than not, we have a breakfast casserole. We used to reserve it for holiday mornings, but a few years back we decided that there was no reason why any morning couldn’t be special enough for our beloved casserole.

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As much as I love it, it can be a bit messy to prepare. One of the main ingredients is sausage and you all know how greasy sausage can be. It never fails that when I’m draining off that grease, some spills onto my kitchen counter. Sure, there is no shortage of specialty, grease cutting cleaning products that I could be, but I like to keep things as simple as possible in my kitchen. Luckily, there are multi-purpose products that make that simplicity possible and we’ve been asked to share one with you today! Enter Dawn

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If you think Dawn can only be used to wash dishes in the sink…think again. There are many alternative uses for Dawn in the kitchen and one of them is cleaning kitchen surfaces! All you have to do is squirt a bit of Dawn on a sponge, run it under some warm water and then clean up your greasy spill. You’ll marvel at how Dawn cuts that grease. When you’re finished, wipe your surface down with a paper towel and it will be sparkling clean!

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You didn’t think I was done did you? Dawn has some exciting things coming up this week including their #DawnBeyondTheSink Twitter party on Tuesday October 28th at 9pm EST. To participate and be eligible  to win the fabulous prizing, follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, and our sponsor @Pampers. RSVP here

  • Prize 1 – Rowenta Iron/Sorter Combo + Dawn ($100)
  • Prize 2 -. Shark Stick Vac ($100) + Dawn
  • Prize 3 – $100 Williams Sonoma GC + Dawn
  • Prize 4 – Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer ($350) + Dawn

Dawn also has an exciting Pinterest promotion going on starting  October 27th and ending on November 24th.  Prizes include: weekly prizes of $250 Target Gift Cards and a Grand Prize of a $700 Home Depot Gift Card! Head HERE for all the details…

And the fun’s not over…We are giving away a Williams-Sonoma 7 piece Pot Set (ARV $650)!

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Disclosure: We were compensated for this post, but the opinions expressed are our own.

  • Annelis

    I LOVE Dawn for removing laundry stains and soaking tough to wash dishes!

    October 26, 2014 at 8:24 pm Reply
  • Annelis

    I LOVE Dawn for removing laundry stains and soaking tough to wash dishes!

    October 26, 2014 at 8:24 pm Reply
  • Jamie

    I hate washing caked on casserole dishes!

    October 27, 2014 at 7:48 am Reply
  • Jamie

    I hate washing caked on casserole dishes!

    October 27, 2014 at 7:48 am Reply
  • Amanda Love

    I love Dawn and their products. I actually have a bottle right now under my sink. 🙂

    October 27, 2014 at 9:01 am Reply
  • Amanda Love

    I love Dawn and their products. I actually have a bottle right now under my sink. 🙂

    October 27, 2014 at 9:01 am Reply
  • Trisha

    I’m always using Dawn to clean my kitchen counter, such a quick and easy clean! It wonderful how many uses Dawn actually has!

    October 27, 2014 at 9:25 am Reply
  • Trisha

    I’m always using Dawn to clean my kitchen counter, such a quick and easy clean! It wonderful how many uses Dawn actually has!

    October 27, 2014 at 9:25 am Reply
  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I never thought about using it to clean the counter before. Neat trick.

    October 27, 2014 at 10:40 am Reply
  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I never thought about using it to clean the counter before. Neat trick.

    October 27, 2014 at 10:40 am Reply
  • Lisa

    Dawn is awesome. I use it to clean my shower. It does a great job, and it doesn’t have that acrid scent that bathroom cleaners have.

    October 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm Reply
  • Lisa

    Dawn is awesome. I use it to clean my shower. It does a great job, and it doesn’t have that acrid scent that bathroom cleaners have.

    October 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm Reply
  • maria @ close to home

    I never thought to use it on my counters, great tip.

    October 27, 2014 at 2:22 pm Reply
  • maria @ close to home

    I never thought to use it on my counters, great tip.

    October 27, 2014 at 2:22 pm Reply
  • Deanna Ritz

    What can you not clean Dawn with?? I love this soap so much. I use it on everything. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    October 27, 2014 at 2:47 pm Reply
  • Deanna Ritz

    What can you not clean Dawn with?? I love this soap so much. I use it on everything. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    October 27, 2014 at 2:47 pm Reply
  • Lois Alter Mark

    Our vet used to tell us to wash our giant Newfoundland with Dawn!

    October 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm Reply
  • Lois Alter Mark

    Our vet used to tell us to wash our giant Newfoundland with Dawn!

    October 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm Reply
  • Jennifer B

    That looks delicious! I agree that cleaning dishes from baked items is not an easy task!

    October 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • Jennifer B

    That looks delicious! I agree that cleaning dishes from baked items is not an easy task!

    October 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • Jessica Beal Harlow

    My absolute worst kitchen cleaning job is cleaing my range stovetop. It’s a gas stove with the metal grates on top and cleaning the grease off that sucker at least once every two weeks is such a time consuming pain!

    October 27, 2014 at 3:52 pm Reply
  • Jessica Beal Harlow

    My absolute worst kitchen cleaning job is cleaing my range stovetop. It’s a gas stove with the metal grates on top and cleaning the grease off that sucker at least once every two weeks is such a time consuming pain!

    October 27, 2014 at 3:52 pm Reply
  • Wendy

    My Mom always, ALWAYS used Dawn- even when times were tough. She told us that it didn’t save any money to buy something that didn’t work! I use it for everything. it’s PERFECT for washing the bedding for our foster animals. I simply add a small squirt to the washer. Comes out clean every time!

    October 27, 2014 at 5:11 pm Reply
  • Wendy

    My Mom always, ALWAYS used Dawn- even when times were tough. She told us that it didn’t save any money to buy something that didn’t work! I use it for everything. it’s PERFECT for washing the bedding for our foster animals. I simply add a small squirt to the washer. Comes out clean every time!

    October 27, 2014 at 5:11 pm Reply
  • Mama to 5 BLessings

    Love Dawn products. Not only do I use them for dish washing but they are great for stripping cloth diapers too!

    October 27, 2014 at 5:51 pm Reply
  • Mama to 5 BLessings

    Love Dawn products. Not only do I use them for dish washing but they are great for stripping cloth diapers too!

    October 27, 2014 at 5:51 pm Reply
  • Karla Campos

    Cleaning is not my favorite past time but like you say it needs to be done. I must compliment the nails, love the brown polish. Some dish detergents take off the polish right off on contact, I like using the ones that don’t wipe out the nail polish : )

    October 27, 2014 at 6:22 pm Reply
  • Karla Campos

    Cleaning is not my favorite past time but like you say it needs to be done. I must compliment the nails, love the brown polish. Some dish detergents take off the polish right off on contact, I like using the ones that don’t wipe out the nail polish : )

    October 27, 2014 at 6:22 pm Reply
  • Susan

    I always have a bottle on hand during the summer months – not for dishes though. I save this bottle for – if and when – one of our animals gets a little too close to a skunk. Plus – it’s there if one gets near any poison ivy/oak/sumac. If you get to the area fast enough with the Dawn – it will break up the oils in the poisonous plants.

    October 27, 2014 at 6:43 pm Reply
  • Susan

    I always have a bottle on hand during the summer months – not for dishes though. I save this bottle for – if and when – one of our animals gets a little too close to a skunk. Plus – it’s there if one gets near any poison ivy/oak/sumac. If you get to the area fast enough with the Dawn – it will break up the oils in the poisonous plants.

    October 27, 2014 at 6:43 pm Reply
  • Shauna

    I love using Dawn on everything. And wow, a Williams & Sonoma Set??? Wow… I totally hope to win

    October 27, 2014 at 8:56 pm Reply
  • Shauna

    I love using Dawn on everything. And wow, a Williams & Sonoma Set??? Wow… I totally hope to win

    October 27, 2014 at 8:56 pm Reply
  • Robin Gagnon

    It’s a great pre-treater for oil stains on clothing too.

    October 27, 2014 at 9:45 pm Reply
  • Robin Gagnon

    It’s a great pre-treater for oil stains on clothing too.

    October 27, 2014 at 9:45 pm Reply
  • Kathleen

    We are huge fans of Dawn, it really can clean just about anything. It works great for killing fleas and giving puppies a bath too.

    October 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm Reply
  • Kathleen

    We are huge fans of Dawn, it really can clean just about anything. It works great for killing fleas and giving puppies a bath too.

    October 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth O.

    Dawn is my go-to product for my cleaning needs.

    October 27, 2014 at 10:54 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth O.

    Dawn is my go-to product for my cleaning needs.

    October 27, 2014 at 10:54 pm Reply
  • Liz Mays

    I just can’t believe I’ve never thought to go outside the sink. What’s my problem?!

    October 27, 2014 at 11:10 pm Reply
  • Liz Mays

    I just can’t believe I’ve never thought to go outside the sink. What’s my problem?!

    October 27, 2014 at 11:10 pm Reply
  • Rebekah

    Dawn is great – have definitely used it to clean things other than my dishes before.

    October 28, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply
  • Rebekah

    Dawn is great – have definitely used it to clean things other than my dishes before.

    October 28, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply
  • Krista

    Dawn is one of the most used items in my kitchen. I also use Dawn to take stains out of my laundry before washing! Love Dawn!

    October 28, 2014 at 8:53 am Reply
  • Krista

    Dawn is one of the most used items in my kitchen. I also use Dawn to take stains out of my laundry before washing! Love Dawn!

    October 28, 2014 at 8:53 am Reply
  • Christy Hoover

    Great giveaway! I just love Dawn and how it cleans everything!

    October 28, 2014 at 9:28 am Reply
  • Christy Hoover

    Great giveaway! I just love Dawn and how it cleans everything!

    October 28, 2014 at 9:28 am Reply
  • Debbie L.

    My worst cleaning project is steel cut oats in the crock pot – especially when I forget to grease the pot.

    October 28, 2014 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Debbie L.

    My worst cleaning project is steel cut oats in the crock pot – especially when I forget to grease the pot.

    October 28, 2014 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Amy Desrosiers

    My worst kitchen cleaning job has to be when I burned sugar in my favorite pan..yikes!! No fun at all!

    October 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm Reply
  • Amy Desrosiers

    My worst kitchen cleaning job has to be when I burned sugar in my favorite pan..yikes!! No fun at all!

    October 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm Reply
  • Danielle

    Good to know, I’ve never actually used Dawn.

    October 28, 2014 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • Danielle

    Good to know, I’ve never actually used Dawn.

    October 28, 2014 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • Diane @ Philzendia

    I love using dawn to get tough stains out when I do laundry.

    October 28, 2014 at 7:11 pm Reply
  • Diane @ Philzendia

    I love using dawn to get tough stains out when I do laundry.

    October 28, 2014 at 7:11 pm Reply
  • candidkay

    Worst cleaning job has to be the fabric softener container in my front loading washer. Ick.

    October 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm Reply
  • candidkay

    Worst cleaning job has to be the fabric softener container in my front loading washer. Ick.

    October 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm Reply
  • chrissy mitchell (Thompson)

    my worst kitchen cleaning job is the OVEN! maybe it’ll work there never tried

    October 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • chrissy mitchell (Thompson)

    my worst kitchen cleaning job is the OVEN! maybe it’ll work there never tried

    October 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • Christina Z

    My worst kitchen cleaning job has probably been when we made lasanga and my daughter helped it was everywhere sauces in different pans cheese stuck on casserole dishes

    October 29, 2014 at 11:24 pm Reply
  • Christina Z

    My worst kitchen cleaning job has probably been when we made lasanga and my daughter helped it was everywhere sauces in different pans cheese stuck on casserole dishes

    October 29, 2014 at 11:24 pm Reply
  • Jordan Troublefield

    I hate cleaning the microwave… i know that’s weird but SERIOUSLY caked on food splatters gross me out

    October 29, 2014 at 11:31 pm Reply
  • Jordan Troublefield

    I hate cleaning the microwave… i know that’s weird but SERIOUSLY caked on food splatters gross me out

    October 29, 2014 at 11:31 pm Reply
  • John

    Bacon grease….. gotta be bacon grease.

    October 30, 2014 at 12:44 am Reply
  • John

    Bacon grease….. gotta be bacon grease.

    October 30, 2014 at 12:44 am Reply
  • Sarah Oswald

    I hate cleaning the oven the most.

    October 30, 2014 at 2:38 am Reply
  • Sarah Oswald

    I hate cleaning the oven the most.

    October 30, 2014 at 2:38 am Reply
  • Aleya Bamdad

    I love how gentle Dawn is.

    October 30, 2014 at 2:58 pm Reply
  • Aleya Bamdad

    I love how gentle Dawn is.

    October 30, 2014 at 2:58 pm Reply
  • Danielle

    inside the oven! hands down

    October 31, 2014 at 9:20 pm Reply
  • Danielle

    inside the oven! hands down

    October 31, 2014 at 9:20 pm Reply
  • Amethyst Moon

    I use Dawn to get tea stains off the counter.

    November 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm Reply
  • Amethyst Moon

    I use Dawn to get tea stains off the counter.

    November 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm Reply
  • Kristin Welch

    Worst kitchen cleaning job would have to be washing dishes, since we don’t have a dishwasher so I wash them all by hand! It’s just time consuming and has to be done a couple times a day. But Dawn does make it easier; helps cut grease off pots and pans!

    November 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm Reply
  • Kristin Welch

    Worst kitchen cleaning job would have to be washing dishes, since we don’t have a dishwasher so I wash them all by hand! It’s just time consuming and has to be done a couple times a day. But Dawn does make it easier; helps cut grease off pots and pans!

    November 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm Reply
  • kristin dingess

    My worst kitchen cleaning job is the microwave. I love cleaning and getting everything spic and span but the microwave kills me.

    November 3, 2014 at 10:43 pm Reply
  • kristin dingess

    My worst kitchen cleaning job is the microwave. I love cleaning and getting everything spic and span but the microwave kills me.

    November 3, 2014 at 10:43 pm Reply
  • Taralyn

    Definitely do not love dishes!

    November 4, 2014 at 11:16 am Reply
  • Taralyn

    Definitely do not love dishes!

    November 4, 2014 at 11:16 am Reply
  • alicia szemon

    I hate cleaning dishes if i forget to wash them the night before and everything is all suck on there and i have to soak it ):

    November 14, 2014 at 8:12 am Reply
  • alicia szemon

    I hate cleaning dishes if i forget to wash them the night before and everything is all suck on there and i have to soak it ):

    November 14, 2014 at 8:12 am Reply
  • Jane

    Cleaning in under the refridgerator and the stove.

    November 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm Reply
  • Jane

    Cleaning in under the refridgerator and the stove.

    November 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm Reply
  • Victoria Ess

    The worst disaster is cleaning up after gingerbread house making.

    November 17, 2014 at 11:34 am Reply
  • Victoria Ess

    The worst disaster is cleaning up after gingerbread house making.

    November 17, 2014 at 11:34 am Reply
  • Julia V

    I love making Pasta Casseroles, but the casserole dish always seems impossible to clean!

    November 19, 2014 at 12:02 am Reply
  • Julia V

    I love making Pasta Casseroles, but the casserole dish always seems impossible to clean!

    November 19, 2014 at 12:02 am Reply
  • Tracy Pound

    Bottom of the fridge- the worst cleaning job!

    November 20, 2014 at 10:38 pm Reply
  • Tracy Pound

    Bottom of the fridge- the worst cleaning job!

    November 20, 2014 at 10:38 pm Reply

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