1. Car

It’s been touted as a handy way to clean your car, but dishwashing liquid is much too harsh on the paint of cars. It will strip away any protective wax, making your car vulnerable to scratches and nicks. Make sure you have the right cleaner for the job.

2. Dishwasher

It might seem logical if you’ve run out of dishwashing tablets to simply grab the dishwashing liquid, but it’s a big mistake. Dishwashing liquid won’t work in the dishwasher as it’s too sudsy and if put in the dishwasher, you’ll be dealing with an overflowing machine.

3. Washing machine

Dishwashing liquid simply does not contain the heavy-duty detergent to clean clothes the right way. Also, like the dishwasher, it will result in a flood of suds.

4. Windows and mirrors

Dishwashing liquid will leave streaks so don’t skip the glass cleaner if you’re looking for clean windows and mirrors.

5. Hands

Never substitute hand soap for dishwashing liquid! It’s much harsher than the soaps we use to clean our hands and will damage skin over time.

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