Don't try this!! My stepson put liquid dish soap in the dishwasher.

@kbkbooks (7030)
Canada
March 17, 2007 12:31pm CST
My stepson apparently filled the soap dish in the dishwasher with regular liquid dish soap. It foamed and overflowed all over the kitchen floor in the rinse cycle. Well, at least the floor is clean now. He mopped it up. My husband said that apparently some guys on a men's retreat he was on with church tried that once. Same result. Listen. Liquid dish soap is super concentrated. If you must use it, two tips: Fill your soap cup only about a quarter. Second, make sure you have rinse agent in the cup meant for it because liquid soap doesn't rinse off as well. It can be done, because I have done it successfully, but just be smart about it.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
27 Mar 07
That was nice of him to try and help you out with the cleaning. I am assuming he did not know what would happen by using regular liquid dish soap. Hope it did not cause too much of a mess. That was nice of him to mop it up as well. I will make sure that i do not use liquid dish soap when running my dishwasher. Thanks for the heads up. :-)
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
Actually it was funny, but you are right, he had good intentions.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Yeah, my brother did that when we were younger. It was quite a mess. He flooded the whole kitchen, wrecked the dishwasher, and the flooded water and soap seeped through the floor, into the basement and also wrecked the jukebox that was downstairs. Thats why they make DISH SOAP and DISHWASHER SOAP. It's about as brilliant as the guy I know how put CLOROX into a hot tub, because he thought it was the same thing as Chlorine. I begged him not to do it, explaining that there was detergent in cloroz and the hot tub would foam over. But he did it anyway, and he ruined the hot tub. Men can be pretty dense. Read the labels, people, they are there for a reason.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
Read??? You mean on something other than the computer screen?
@Julia3269 (217)
• United States
17 Mar 07
I learned that too - the hard way. But my kitchen floor was never cleaner. lol! Yep, I use the liquid stuff but just a little. I always forget to buy the regular dishwasher soap.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
What kills me is that I cannot seem to teach these guys the right way to do it. They just assumed it couldn't be done after that. Maybe in this case, it's safer.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Heheh I can picture it because I have seen it happen. Oh yeah did it myself at one time but I was a kid then and thankfully I didn't fill anything up to the brim. It wasn't as bad as it could have been. As you pointed out it can be done but you have to use a lot less soap. A lot less. You'd actually be better off using powdered laundry soap but still not as much as you would with the dishwasher soap. It does foam up a lot more then the soap meant for it but in a pinch it can be done. Just be careful. Better to use too little soap then too much.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
It's nice to know one is not alone!!