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November 3, 2014 at 3:33 am

Dawn #BeyondTheSink Cleaning Tools w/Giveaway!

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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.


dawn bottle

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.


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


In no time we were ready to rinse…


Then dry…


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


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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