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When you run a food blog, you do lots of dishes. Lots and lots of dishes. My place doesn’t have a dishwasher, so it’s really important that I have a dish soap that works as hard as I do. Actually, if it could work harder than me, that would be even better.
I used up the last of my dish soap making some cupcakes for a friend’s going away party, so I made my way to Walmart to pick up some more. I wasn’t thrilled with what I’d been using, so I decided to try something new – enter Palmolive® Multi Surface.
I’m that person that opens the cap on every single bottle on the shelf to check out the scent of each. I do it with candles, air fresheners, detergent… really anything that has a scent. During my smell testing in the Dish Detergents aisle (which was squeaky clean, by the way – if it weren’t I suppose that would be ironic), I came across Palmolive® Multi Surface and fell in love with the scent. I can’t put my finger on what it is, but it’s just so fresh and relaxing. And if it could potentially make washing dishes more relaxing, I’m all over that.
Once I managed to pull the bottle away from my nose, I checked out the packaging. It claimed that Palmolive® Multi Surface dish soap eliminates 99.9% of bacteria (*staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica and E. coli ((157:H7)) from dishes and hard non porous kitchen surfaces, and that it can be used to clean dishes and surfaces. You mean I wouldn’t need two different products to clean up after a baking extravaganza? Yes, please.
I brought it home and placed the bottle it on the edge of the sink so that it could see what it was about to tackle. I let it know that this was small potatoes compared to what it would usually see. It didn’t quiver or run away, so I decided to give it a shot.
Waiting for my bottle of Palmolive® Multi Surface was a pile of caked on frosting, melted cheese, thick chocolate batter and oozy, sticky homemade caramel. I decided I would start with utensils and cups, so I poured some on a sponge and got to work.
Psh. Child’s play. Next was the measuring cup that was filled with powdered sugar, caramel and vanilla extract. A quick scrub wasn’t enough for this one, so I decided to use the recommended minute-long soak of 1 part product and 19 parts water.
That picture was taken only about 30 seconds after I started the soak and the food that coated the sides is almost completely dissolved already. Magic, I tell you!
I got through all the dishes in no time and then remembered I had to tackle the mess on counters themselves. Powdered sugar, cream cheese and caramel everywhere – story of my life.
I wiped up the excess and then coated the counter with the 1 part product/19 parts water mixture and let it sit for about a minute (the bottle says 30 seconds, but the Palmolive® Multi Surface wasn’t the only thing multitasking at the time, so it set longer as a consequence).
Check out the before and after – even before I wiped it clean, you can see the reflection of the bottle! The after was picture perfect, as long as you don’t take into account the crazy orange color of my counter tops. It gives it… character. Yeah, that’s it. Character.
The picture above tells you everything you need to know – I’m putting Palmolive® Multi Surface on a pedestal. A squeaky clean pedestal. I adore this stuff and I think you will, too.
Go to your nearest Walmart and pick up this sorcery in a bottle immediately. Why are you still reading this? Go, now!