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Dawn Dish Spray - "This is our Pods launch"
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Post# 1054706   12/18/2019 at 19:36 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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Most relevant section of the CNN article:


"So after five years of research and development, P&G is introducing "Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray," its first new form of dish detergent since Dawn soap in a bottle was released nearly 50 years ago. The new formula, which comes in a spray bottle, doesn't require water to activate cleaning suds the way traditional dish soap does.
This new bottle of Dawn spray with a nozzle costs about two dollars more than the regular version of Dawn liquid soap. P&G hopes consumers are willing trade up for the higher-priced version of because of the convenience the soap should bring to daily chores."
I think I will pass.  Whatever qualities this will have, I'd be willing to bet overwhelming fragrance will be one of them.


Post# 1054716 , Reply# 1   12/18/2019 at 21:32 by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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Five years eh?  And presumably knew 'something' about detergents going in.


It only took me 2 years to invent a high-lanolin + non-sticky hand lotion from scratch, knowing NOTHING about mixing oil and water going in.  Not 40 hours either, but about 2 hours twice a week after work.  Discrepancy?


Not saying I'm 50 times smarter than a P&G chemist, maybe just unencumbered by P&G's colossal bureaucracy and meddling by marketers and middle managers.


Still, in 5 years they should have been able to come up with a spray you put on dishes before you use them, to keep them from getting dirty in the first place.  tongue-out

Post# 1054765 , Reply# 2   12/19/2019 at 07:55 by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
I will pass too.

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If I got a free sample I might try it out.  Personally, I don't wash that much in the sink anymore.  Most things go in the dishwasher.  I have a brush with soap and I use that for the things that don't.


I wonder how profitable it would be for P&G to launch a new product if sales are declining.  I would wonder why are they declining?  Is it because more people have dishwashers these days or are they buying another product?

Post# 1054777 , Reply# 3   12/19/2019 at 09:59 by jerrod6 (Philadelphia(center city), Pennsylvania)        

This is probably more of a money grab by P&G than anything else. This doesn't work for me. I wash dishes in a dishwasher, but I do wash stainless steel pans by hand. I like to put the detergent on the bottom for a few minutes without water, then I soak them in detergent and hot water. After about 15 minutes I begin washing them, and I finish them off with Bar Keepers friend.

This new spray and wash P&G is making doesn't work for me, plus why pay more to do something when the old way works good enough and is cheaper. Using regular dish detergent without water does loosen stuck-on food.

Thanks for posting about this.

Post# 1054779 , Reply# 4   12/19/2019 at 10:09 by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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What a ridiculous product! For crying out loud, is it really that difficult to wet a sponge and put a drop of Dawn, or whatever detergent on it to wash an item?

I keep a plain squeeze bottle of Palmolive Original dish soap on the sink at all times, and I do all the dishes by hand. For the random item needing to be washed, instead of filling the sink I wet the sponge and add a drop of soap then wash and rinse, simple.

I know I won’t be wasting any money on this new gimmick.


Post# 1054787 , Reply# 5   12/19/2019 at 11:14 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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I bet this will sell quite well in college towns.

It sounds like a perfect product for people who:
A) Don't have a dishwasher
B) Hand-wash only one or two items at a time
C) Can't or won't leave items soaking in a sink

My old dorm would have bought this stuff by the case if it had been available back then.

Post# 1054810 , Reply# 6   12/19/2019 at 14:31 by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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I have purchased and tried the Dawn Foam. No more convenient than adding a drop or so to your dish rag when washing only a few items. When my bottle ran dry, rather than purchasing refills, I just filled it about a quarter full of regular Dawn and then filled the rest with water and shook. Worked just like the more expensive stuff.

As for the spray, I could see some people using it, I don't see that I would.

Post# 1054831 , Reply# 7   12/19/2019 at 16:30 by sarahperdue (Alabama)        

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For years I've been diluting Dawn and Dr. Bronners soap 3 parts water to 1 part soap or detergent and putting them in foaming hand soap dispensers--voila! foam at 1/4 the cost of the original. Palmolive is pictured. I prefer Dawn, but in the grand scheme of marital compromises, dish soap preference is a no brainer.


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Post# 1055069 , Reply# 8   12/21/2019 at 20:58 by Iej (Ireland)        

Unlike pods, this is a solution in search of a problem and probably at considerable impact on the environment as sprays are likely bigger users of plastic and probably much harder to recycle due to the mechanism.

Post# 1055119 , Reply# 9   12/22/2019 at 09:58 by Kate1 (PNW)        

This is more than a little ridiculous to me. I don’t like ‘squirt and wipe’ cleaning for most things anymore anyway. I much prefer diluting soap or a little all-purpose cleaner in a bucket of hot water and using a dish cloth to actually scrub things down with my hot, soapy water. I don’t end up just smearing dirt around that way, things get a lot cleaner. I would honestly have a hard time eating off dishes I knew had been cleaned with this product. It also amazes me that at a time when we should be frantically working towards making our lives more sustainable, we get products like this that basically maximize the amount of waste per dish washed.

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