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You’ve been using dish soap to wash dishes for years, but you probably never thought of these 14 ways it can be used.

Why Use Dish Soap?

Dish soap has a lot of uses around the house. It can be used to clean your floors and carpets, remove stains from clothes, or even get rid of odours in your fridge. It’s inexpensive and easy to find at any grocery store or drugstore. The possibilities are endless! 

Cleaning has never been so easy or inexpensive! With just one product, you can tackle every part of your home without having to buy multiple products or spend more money than necessary. Save time by not running around trying to find different cleaners for each area of your house and save money by not buying expensive speciality cleaners when dish soap will do the trick! 

How Many Ways Can You Use Dish Soap?

There are so many ways to use this product! We’ve compiled 14 different ways you probably never thought about using dish soap cleaning spray. Check them out below! 

If you prefer to watch a video than reading, then I’ve got you covered, you can watch my YouTube video on the topic below.

using dish soap in a spray bottle to clean a stainless steel sink

Stainless steel sinks.

I’ve always used dish soap on my sinks and client sinks. Nothing brings out the shine like dish soap and a microfiber cloth. And the best thing is, it cleans off really easily, not leaving a residue.


You probably heard your granny tell you to clean your windows with newspaper and dish soap. She wasn’t wrong, but what works even better, is a good quality microfiber cloth.

Glass shower doors.

The concept is the same as windows. The added bonus here is, dish soap cuts through grease, and what do you think that build up near the bottom of the glass is? You guessed it….. Body grease and soap scum. Dish soap will cut right through it, effortlessly.


I adore how shiny my chrome comes up when I clean with dish soap instead of off the shelf products.

Work tops and counters.

Another great all-around use for dish soap is cleaning your counters and work surfaces. I’ve had every brand of multipurpose and nothing beats the old dish soap cleaning hack.

High gloss kitchens.

If you’ve ever had a high gloss kitchen, then you know how high maintenance these girls are. Keep your high gloss classy with dish soap spray and a microfiber cloth

Granite and marble work tops.

As I mention in the video, there are special cleaning solutions for these surfaces. However, there aren’t many I rate. So save yourself the time, money and bother and just use a diluted dish soap spray and a microfiber cloth. Spray, wipe, buff. That’s it.


I prefer to use dish soap on my mirrors because they’re usually covered in sticky little handprints and makeup. The dish soap cuts straight through these mucky marks in seconds, saving me so much time.

Damp dusting.

Use a few sprays of dish soap on a microfiber cloth and damp dust furniture with it. Because the cloth is damp, no dust is dispersed into the air and over time, you’ll need to dust less and less.

Cooker/Stove tops.

Just spray on and leave it to do its work. Once the dish soap has broken all the crud down, just wipe away and buff.

Porcelain sinks.

Porcelain sinks are easy to clean anyway. However, dish soap still saves you time cutting through all the muck.

Sticky residue.

Cooking residue is a tough stain to remove. I have the perfect solution though. Spray the whole area down with dish soap, let it sit for about 10 minutes. Use a hot or warm cloth when you go back to simply wipe away the sticky residue.


I’m no stranger to cleaning floors with dish soap. And anyway, it cleans better than flash and method. So I’m gonna keep doing it. Add some essential oils of your favourite scent to up your floor cleaning game.

Car wheels.

Now, this is a filler used for dish soap because I didn’t want to stop at 13! So yeah, don’t wash your car with dish soap, but alloy wheels are totally fine.

cleaning high gloss kitchen with dish soap


Well the possibilities are pretty endless like I said earlier. There are so many other ways to use dish soap but I’ll save that for another post. 

It’s time to get rid of the 300 products under the sink because dish soap can replace them all.

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Sarah Goldsmith

Sarah Jane Goldsmith is the owner of multiple award-winning cleaning company. Purple Cleaning. With 7 years of industry experience and working with some of the most exclusive clients the Northeast of England has, she's gained a wealth of knowledge in cleaning and home organization. Her company, Purple Cleaning Services have won multiple awards for service in the commercial and domestic sectors. They are corporate members of the British Institute of Cleaning Science, leading the way in safe, effective, and aesthetic cleaning. Sarah runs many social media channels including her successful YouTube channel where she teaches people how to clean and how to get the most from their homes. Her private community of raving fans love being part of her exclusive membership programme, Keep It Clean Club, which can be found at sarahjanegoldsmith.com In her spare time, Sarah enjoys nothing more than spending time with her family, she has 2 young daughters and a teenage son. By day she is engrossed in helping many people stamp out the mess in their homes and live happier cleaner lives.

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