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November 3, 2014 at 3:33 am

Dawn #BeyondTheSink Cleaning Tools w/Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post.  I am receiving compensation for this post, but as always all opinions and experiences expressed are my own.

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I’m excited to be participating in the Dawn Beyond The Sink campaign.  When I found out I’d be using Dawn on tools I grabbed Daddy D! Dawn can clean many things in your garage – like wheels. When life on the road gets tough, Dawn gets tougher. Tools are tough. But even greasy, oily tools need love now and again – tough love. Reach for Dawn.

Daddy D was happy to join me in a quest to find an easy way to clean up his tools.  Pre kids he was meticulous about his tool collection.  I remember precisely lined trays in his tool box.  But once a brood arrived, there has been many a more pressing things than an afternoon on the bench grinder.  So the tools could use some TLC.

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We set out to try the Dawn recipe of cleaning up greasy tools:

Greasy Tools

  • Add a teaspoon of Dawn to a gallon of hot water.

  • With a dishrag or sponge, scrub away the grease and oil (do not soak hand tools*).

  • When clean, thoroughly rinse them under running water and dry them with a towel right away.

* Soaking could lead to etching on certain materials

Since it’s gotten quite chilly here in New York, we brought the tools into the kitchen to work.  I decided to use a dishpan to add the hot water and Dawn to.

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It was easy to clean up the tools using just a scrub sponge and a bit of elbow grease with the Dawn mixture. 

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In no time we were ready to rinse…

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Then dry…

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There really is a nice difference between before and after, don’t you think?

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I really think working outside in the summer sun could make for a fun afternoon project, letting the tools dry on the lawn.  I actually think that it might make for a nice father’s day present for the boyz and I to clean up the tools in the shop for Daddy D!  But in the meantime, we can work on the tools a bit at a time in the kitchen this fall and winter.

Dawn is hosting a Pinterest Party going on now through on November 24th. Prizes include weekly prizes of $250 Target Gift Cards and a Grand Prize of a $700 Home Depot Gift Card! Be sure to check it out here! I can’t wait to check out other ways to use Dawn #BeyondTheSink!

I’m happy to also be participating in a great Rafflecopter Giveaway with my fellow Tools/Garage bloggers will be collectively giving away a 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit. (ARV $600) 

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