By Bobbin on August 04, 2010
Photo by Dine & Dish
Photo by Dine & Dish
"This shower cleaner came from an Everyday Cheapskate e-mail, and it is truly magic, as the title states. I just tried it and it got the soap scum off my glass shower door with hardly any scrubbing. It was amazing, as I have tried to clean that door with various products. It is so easy, too. Try it and you will be sold. Be careful because a little bit goes a long way. You need a 24-oz. squirt bottle for this."
Serving Size: 1 (358 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"If by chance there are too many suds when rinsing out...sprinkle a bit of salt on them. They will dissappear immediately."
"I found this on Pinterest. This stuff is AMAZING! I used a little less Dawn because there was just too many suds. Leave it sit for a few minutes and no scrubbing is required. My tub is so clean and sparkly now!"
"This is surprisingly super for removing soap scum off of faucets and bathtubs. It helped shine the faucets and got rid of the stuff that I normally have to scrub and scrub from the corners of the tub. I love how it makes the bathroom smell fresh and clean too and not like chemicals. Definitely a keeper for my cleaning routine from now on. Found in the I Recommend tag game."
"I just recently started using this and find it is awesome! I own a cleaning service and I am always looking for inexpensive cleaning products that do their job. Here is a tip that I do with this. I purchased a small 4.5 qt size handheld garden sprayer. After heating the vinegar, I pour it into the sprayer bottle and add the Dawn. Then pump up the bottle and you have a continuous spray instead of constantly pumping a trigger. I have some arthritis and this is so much easier plus you get that light steady mist that covers evenly."
"This stuff IS magic- it is AMAZING!! I have an older bathtub and usually have to scrub and scrub to remove the deposits. But with this I literally wipe away dirt and soap scum with nothing more than a wash cloth. And the blue color lets you know exactly what you still have left to clean. This will save me hours of cleaning. Thank you Bobbin! [Made for the All You Can Cook special]"
"I really like this...as other reviewers stated, the scent is so much easier to take than yucky-chemically stuff...as I get older I tend to get rash and woozy from harsh household cleaning products &I had just about completely decided to give up on cleaning altogether-lol- this recipe may just make me have to take up the past-time again ;)- I jest a bit...it really does a great job on cleaning ( I use it for sink, tub and potty too & in the kitchen and laundry sinks- great "scum" remover), is a bit healthier and a $ saver too!!! thanks for the share- I passed the idea to my sis and mom...reviewed for "I Recommend...""
"Love it! I used 7th Generation dish soap and it worked great.I still have some soap scum left ao I am going to try it again with the Dawn to see if there is a defference. Either way it worked so much better than me scrubbing for hours with a magic eraser! Oh, it left the fixtures extra shiney!"
"Was surprised how well this worked. My glass shower doors are horrible and we've tried everything including the most caustic cleaners and elbow grease. While they're not pristine after one use, I can see a definite improvement and hope over time and use it will improve. I went to town on a couple of test spots with a scrub brush and can see a difference, that's never happened with other cleaners. Doesnt take much to be effective. Smell isn't bad, slight vinegar odor but not like commercial chemicals that eat away your nasal passages. One note for people finding this difficult to rinse: I assume this calls for classic Dawn, not the newer ultra concentrated versions. I found a 14oz bottle at Walmart for 98 cents. This does make the shower floor very slippery so be careful. Loved this on my granite kitchen sink as well. Thanks for sharing!"
"This stuff is amazing! "Tub & Shower Cleaner" has been the 'one' cleaner that I haven't been able to replace with a homemade version since I couldn't seem to find one that worked as well as the harsh commercial one I use. I'm so excited to have finally found a DIY formula that actually works on my shower walls/doors! Thank you for sharing this! :)"
"Took the scum off the sides of our shower. I just let it sit for about 30 minutes. Now we always have some on hand!"
"The other reviews say it all. I used Kirkland (Costco brand) dish soap and it turned out amazing. If you are reading this and haven't tried it I ask you "What are you waiting for??"
I originally read this "recipe" a few weeks ago and finally just got around to trying it out tonight. I wish I hadn't waited. This stuff is awesome and the faint vinegar smell is refreshing. I'm 30 weeks pregnant and I was sooo happy to finally be able to get my shower clean they way I used to (I won't use harsh chemicals now).
You must try this!"
"I found this on Pinterest. This stuff is great! I used green palmolive (ultra original) instead, and it works great, the smell was wonderful couldnt tell that it had vinegar at all. My tub is pretty clean, so easy to scrub. I give it a 10."
"This is a great recipe! This really worked well on soap scum on my glass shower doors. I'll use this a lot. Thanks Bobbin for sharing. Made for I Recommend Tag."
"This works great on getting rid of soap scum! I have ceramic tile bathtubs....yes they are made of pieces of tile with grout! The whole tub, not just the walls! This didn't get rid of stains on the grout, but it did work wonderfully on getting rid of the soap scum. I also saw this in the Everyday Cheapskate newsletter, and had totally forgotten about it. Thanks for posting it to remind me of a good thing!"
"Because this has been asked many, many times in Q & A, I want to say that you only heat this to mix it, you do NOT heat it every time you use it! Hope it works for you ; )"
"I found this on Pinterest and used it just yesterday...I will never be without this mixture again! Everything in my shower (glass doors, grout, scummy drain) looks sparkling new. I love that the smell isn't overpowering and all I had to do was wipe and rinse. Thank you!"
"Now I don't know how I could screw up a recipe this simple but it literally did NOTHING to clean my bathtub and shower stall. I did use Dawn dish detergent and I heated the vinegar. Nothing. My shower/tub isn't new but it isn't ancient either. I'll keep looking."
"To the gal who asked about using a different dishsoap: I used Joy ultra. My result was a cleaner that was more trouble than it was worth. It would not "soak" in as others have suggested but instead kinda gummed up on the shower wall and was a pain to get off. On the faucets, yes, it did remove lime build up but not water spots. If you use joy, you will have better luck with 1 cup of vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup joy. It's just too thick. Remember that many of our detergents today are concentrated and that is a detail not mentioned in any post thusfar. I will post again when I have tried it with Dawn and will write a more comprehensive review."
"Has anyone tried this with something other than Dawn?"
"Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. So affordable and it actually works. I can cut down on the myriad of cleaning products that live under my sink."