Originally Posted by acetone
I've been washing dishes for over 10 years, and I clean my room and washroom roughly 3 times per month. However, my biggest concern is that I feel that I use way too many detergent and cleaning solutions to clean things. Usually, when I clean a group of dishes that fill up my sink halfway, I squeeze one tablespoon of Palmolive into a bowl, then fill it with hot water which I use to clean the dishes. When I clean the countertop of my sink, I give 10 sprays of Fantastik onto the counter to which I have to use a sponge roughly 4 times in order to get all the Fantastik out of the counter.
Would you consider them as wasting detergent and cleaning solutions? I've seen workers in restaurants using only 1 to 2 sprays of cleaning solution onto a large surface to which they use a cloth to wipe it entirely, and I feel that they used too less detergent, thus making the surface not as clean. Maybe just 1 to 2 sprays is enough?
Thanks a bunch!
I know this is an old thread/post, but...
I use two different sponges - one for the dishes, and another for cleaning the fridge and countertops. For the dishes I prefer to use a degreasing product like Dawn. I've used many cleaning products over the years (mostly 409 or Fantastic, or an abrasive w/ bleach, like Comet. I finally found the simplest & most effective cleaner for countertops (& it depends on your finish), fridge, etc., is plain old All-purpose spray cleaner WITH BLEACH.
Even a generic works pretty well. It does a good job on grout too. I spray it on the the grout & let it sit, then sometimes go over w/ a small brush.
I try to change/replace the sponges as often as possible (& run them through the dishwasher in very hot water). I've heard that microwaving sponges helps keep them cleaner. Try all-purpose spray cleaner w/ bleach. It's cheap & very effective.