Use Dishwasher Pods In Sink


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Old 01-19-22, 03:02 PM
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Use Dishwasher Pods In Sink

Ran out of dish soap so wondering if I could use my Cascade Platinum Plus pods in my aluminum sink for hand washing dishes.

Doing the Google some say yes, some no. Anyone try this?

Too darn cold to go outside, and I'm lazy.

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Old 01-19-22, 03:15 PM
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Are you certain your sink is aluminum? Most are stainless steel. If it is aluminum you can wash dishes but I would rinse the sink out when you are done to avoid staining the aluminum. If it's stainless you don't have to worry about the sink.

Wear gloves when washing the dishes. The pods are a very strong base (opposite of acid) and are hard on your skin.

Don't expect the pod to suds like regular dish soap. It will just dissolve and won't make suds when washing. If you have a two basin sink I'd put a couple gallons of hot water in one basin and toss in your pod. Then save the other basin for rinsing.
 
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Old 01-20-22, 10:09 AM
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It's a 70/30 silver sink, probably SS then.

Put the pod in the small side with hot water, worked great.
Only thing I noticed was the dishes were quite slippery so rinsed them well.

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