Pinterest Fail or Sucess? Miracle Bathtub Cleaner.
Pinterest is a site where you can get helpful tips. A pin exists for everything.
Pinterest has had given me many disappointments. Pinterest pins will go viral then no one follows up on them. Sometimes you won't learn if they are successful.
One of the first pins to capture my attention was the miracle bathtub cleaner that people were claiming melts grime in your bathtub. The central part is Dawn Dish soap.
Many pins for this cleanser list different ratios. Remember Dawn is a concentrated product a little goes far. If you add too much rinsing becomes difficult with the suds.
My new place was a mess when I moved in. I am a former housekeeper. That tub needed help and nothing I tried helped.
I was excited try this in my bath. The miracle cleaner is effective. The only drawback the stench. Which can be overpowering. Some people use the scented Dawn instead of the regular to help with that issue. I've read mixed reviews on its performance.
I considered adding essential oil. If you added essential oils, please let me know in the comment section how that has worked for you. I added tea tree oil which then the scent became overwhelming.
I was unhappy having to heat the vinegar, but it softens up the food debris in your microwave. When done heating remove the vinegar to cool so any plastic bottle doesn't melt. Dip a wet paper towel or rag in the vinegar and wipe out the microwave. The grease and grime wipes away.
It performs on many types of surfaces. I have a stainless steel sink in my kitchen. Pinterest miracle cleaner cleans that better than store bought cleaner. One problem is the soap once you spray a place you cannot rinse it's a pain to clean it up. The sink is fine the edges and faucet are not. These spaces are tougher to rinse without creating a mess.
I have applied this when cheese or other sticky foods stuck to the bottom of the kitchen sink. Because Dawn and Vinegar are fantastic at dissolving and cleaning grease, this makes a great kitchen sink cleaner as I pointed out. I keep this solution in a wand for getting stuck on food off of the plates.
I tested this on my glass stove top on burned on messes. It with shined but burn spots did not come off which surprises me considering it's Dawn and vinegar.
The bathtub always looks awesome. This removed rust with no scrubbing. Soap scum melts away. The longer you let the cleaner penetrate the better. The only drawback is the smell.
At ninety nine cents per bottle Dawn is cheap. Vinegar is at most dollar stores. Making this a cost effective cleaner.
I used this to remove food stains from the laundry. I have noticed it takes out on set in food stains.
After I moved, I stopped using this. It was delighted to try this again because I needed to use a bathtub cleaner does the work for me.
I tried different ratios of Dawn to Vinegar as the Pinterest Recipe I got used way too much detergent.
Miracle Cleaner Recipe:
9oz of Concentrated Dawn
11/2 Cups Vinegar
Heat the Vinegar in a microwave-safe glass for two minutes.
Pour the Dawn into a Spray Bottle. Add the Vinegar and replace the cap. Swirl the ingredients. I am unsure why the Vinegar requires heating, but the cleaner doesn't work as well if you don't.
The scent is rather overwhelming so I always use the bathroom fan or open a window. I like to keep this solution in a dishwashing wand. I keep it in the bath and scrub my tub when getting out of the shower from time to time. As the steam from the shower helps loosen up the grime making for a quick cleaning when I am short on time.
If your tub is in a bad state, let the miracle cleaner penetrate the scum for 15-20 minutes and then add baking soda which acts as a gentle abrasive. The soap scum and grime will come off much easier. My mother tried this when she moved into an apartment with a pre-war bathtub that needed serious help. She tried bleaching first then several cleaners this was the only thing that worked.
Pinterest Miracle Cleaner works successfully to clean the burners on your stove, your oven racks, even the filter on your oven fan.
The Pinterest Miracle Cleaner has even removed tomato stains and odors from plastic food containers.
I have found the Pinterest Miracle Cleaner is so inexpensive to make. Pinterest Miracle Cleaner's a good value to use this in my household. I love that this product is multipurpose.
I have heard generic Dawn works. What I find amusing is the Vinegar costs more than the detergent.
Cleansers should do the job for you. If they don't, they are inadequate. I have wasted money on cleansers supposed to eliminate soap scum that did not even work. I no longer buy bathroom cleaner anymore thanks to the Pinterest Miracle Cleaner.