Clean Greasy Tools with Dawn! #DawnBeyondTheSink {Giveaway}

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This is a sponsored post for Double Duty Divas on behalf of Dawn. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.

Clean Greasy Tools with Dawn | #DawnBeyondTheSink

Dawn is pretty awesome stuff. Sure, you know Dawn Dish Soap works great on your dishes. But were you aware there were other uses for Dawn, beyond the sink? Like using Dawn to clean greasy tools. Yes indeed.

Over the past few months, we’ve been hitting garage sales, mainly for the purpose of building our tool collection. (When I say “our,” mind you, it involves me basically because it’s in the house. That’s pretty much where it begins and ends.) Sometimes we find tools in meticulous condition. Other times, not so much. Mechanics! (Calm down, I’m just kidding.)

We found this set of speed wrenches (minus the 5/8″ wrench — boo!) at a garage sale recently and snatched it up, since the asking price was only $20. Woot! A couple of the wrenches were pretty grungy, as you can see.

Use Dawn to Clean Greasy Tools! #DawnBeyondTheSink

Ick. They needed to be cleaned. Badly.

Now, you can find about 172 different methods on how to clean greasy tools. And it seems like every single one of them includes covering your hand tools in heavy duty cleaners. Some recommend soaking your tools in cleaner. There are actually tool cleaning products, that boast cleaning and degreasing properties. (Not only are they full of chemicals, they’re not cheap, either.) I don’t think any of those sound like the best ideas.

As it turns out, an alternative use is using Dawn to clean greasy tools. Filthy, greasy tools. So we figured we’d take a crack at using Dawn Dish Beyond the Sink.

All you need to do is add a teaspoon of Dawn to a gallon of hot water.

#DawnBeyondTheSink | Clean Greasy Tools with Dawn!

Then use a rag (or a sponge, your call) and scrub away the grease on your hand tools (and whatever else is caked on them).

Dawn Dish Soap to Clean Greasy Tools | #DawnBeyondTheSink

It literally takes seconds to clean greasy tools with Dawn Dish Soap. Seconds.

Clean Greasy Tools with Dawn #DawnBeyondTheSink

I guess you could say we got pretty excited when we saw how easily (and quickly!) Dawn cleaned the grease off these wrenches. They glistened, for crying out loud!

Clean Greasy Tools with Dawn #DawnBeyondTheSink

There’s something pretty awesome about being able to use the Dawn Dish Soap that you already have sitting on your kitchen sink for a variety of uses. It’s convenient, it’s smart, and it’s pretty freaking economical — I mean, a teaspoon of Dawn to clean greasy tools til they shine? Heck yeah!

#DawnBeyondTheSink | Before & After Cleaning Greasy Tools with Dawn

We couldn’t be happier with these results — or the process itself. I mean, come on. Dawn Beyond the Sink? Pretty awesome.

So let me tell you about the other awesome stuff Dawn has in store!

How about a Pinterest Party? You can enter from October 27 through November 24 for a chance to win the grand prize of…*drum roll*…a $700 Home Depot Gift Card! Plus, they’re giving away $250 Target Gift Cards every week! Awesome, right? I know!

Clean Greasy Tools with Dawn #DawnBeyondTheSink

Check out the Dawn Pinterest boards and re-pin your favorite pins, using the #DawnBeyondTheSink hashtag. Boom, that’s it!

Do you like Twitter parties? Me too! Mark your calendar for October 28 at 9 p.m. EST so you can tweet along with us at the #DawnBeyondTheSink Twitter party. Be sure to follow our sponsor @DawnDish and our hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca, @AngieKcom, @WhatMommiesNeed, and @RamblingChick.

Check out the prizes:

  • Prize 1 — Rowenta Iron/Sorter Combo + Dawn ($100)
  • Prize 2 — Shark Stick Vac ($100) + Dawn
  • Prize 3 — $100 Williams Sonoma GC + Dawn
  • Prize 4 — Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer ($350) + Dawn
  • RSVP — Dawn product

Awesome, right? I know! Don’t forget to RSVP!

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Wait! We also have an awesome giveaway for you! We’re giving away a DeWalt 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Cordless 5-Tool Combo Kit (ARV $600)! This giveaway ends November 21 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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  1. Mark Cook says

    wrenches get it the worst, you have to clean them after you use them when working on any motor, cuz of grease and oil and dirt.

  2. Linda Szymoniak says

    I’d have to say any automotive tool in my tool box. There’s just something about the grease you get on everything whenever you work on a car.

  3. Carrie M says

    Wrenches are the hardest to clean (which I have to do every time I use them). I swear my husband dips them in grease every time he uses them.


    I am no mechanic and rarely have a need for tools but I am trying to win this for my son. For him, I’d say that he finds it most difficultt to clean his wrenches.

  5. Debra S says

    MY tools are clean! LOL It’s the guy’s stuff in the garage that is gross.. Yup, they only wipe them off with rags. They need more than that. ONE of the sons seems to do something right, but my husband.. oh boy HIS tools need Dawn.

  6. Clare Short says

    My hardest tool to clean would be all of my kitchen stuff, since I do most of the cooking, those are my “tools”. The stuck on, baked on gunk….:)

  7. Kelly Nicholson says

    Leave a comment telling us your hardest tool to clean.

    well i hate slippery screw drivers…im talking about tools here..anot the other one

  8. says

    The hardest tool for me to keep clean would have to be our long-nosed pliers. I also use Dawn to wash my makeup brushes, paint brushes, and all my baking supplies (ie. cookie cutters).

  9. Michael Mayhew says

    I would say my wrenches are toughest to clean.Lots of grease get on them and I don’t clean them that great to often.

  10. Angela A Simmons says

    The hardest tools for me to clean are the ones that I use to tune up my car. Yes I am a women and I do my own tune ups on my 1971 Cutlass 😉

  11. Kevin says

    If you don’t take care of your tools, even cleaning them, they won’t last. I’d say wenches are the hardest to clean, time consumming

  12. Sara says

    My hardest tools to clean is baked on mess on pots and pans. I don’t own any “tools” so mine are really just the kitchen tools.

  13. Aimee C says

    I make the hubby do the outside oily stuff so I can only complain about the indoors. My worst clean up is the vacuum, it gets hair in it and stops up. Crazy talk, I dont even have pets..its my hair!

  14. Michelle S says

    The hardest tool I find the hardest to clean are the wrenches. My husband uses them a lot, rarely cleans them. Never thought of using Dawn.

  15. Steven Emma says

    I work with different chemicals, so I’m always cleaning my tools. So hard getting in the tight spots like sockets.

  16. Brandi Goolsby says

    My hardest “tool” to clean is my garlic press. Ugh. You have to scrape off the remaining garlic, and it’s hard to get all the little bits out. Then you have to soak it forever to get rid of the smell.

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