Finding Cleaning Products That Actually Work

At one time or another, we have all noticed areas in our house that needed cleaned. Perhaps a spot that we could never get cleaned, no matter what we tried. I had, yes I said had, one of those spots, but it is now clean!

I had this ugly calcium buildup that resided around the kitchen sink sprayer and no matter what I tried on it, no matter how hard I scrubbed, nothing worked. Until I found my miracle cleaner. I got so excited that this actually worked, and forgot to take a “before” photo, but trust me, it was a mess.


Isn’t our new carpet so beautiful? (my Sweetie got this for us & I love it) What did I use you ask? Well here is my new found cleaning spray formula that makes our stainless steel kitchen sink sparkle with no more calcium buildup! I just took a spray bottle, filled it with white distilled vinegar and added a few drops of the blue Dawn Dish Liquid, then shook it up. I sprayed this solution all around the calcium buildup and let it sit. It only took a few minutes and I wiped off the vinegar & Dawn solution and all the calcium was gone!


The calcium buildup was all around the base of our sprayer, but not anymore! I bet you are reading this and thinking, “I should try this, because I have the same calcium buildup around my kitchen sink faucets too!” You should try it, because it works!

This same solution can be used in the bathtub too! Just spray it all over the bathtub and let it sit, for 30 minutes or so. Then wipe it off, and rinse. Now you have a clean bathtub!

Spring cleaning will be quickly upon us, but why wait til Spring to try this out? Do you have a cleaning solution that you use that you want to share?


25 thoughts on “Finding Cleaning Products That Actually Work

  1. OMP This is awesome! I will definitely print this for mom. Mommy also loves the Magic Eraser. She uses it on everything 🙂 Spring cleaning – eeww – that means mom will have all of us in spring cleaning boot camp soon – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • No Way! I love the nice clean look. I have been trying for a long time to get that stuff off, no way do I want it back! I feel bad that i forgot to take a before pic, darn me anyhow!

      • We forgive you. I was just curious to see what it looked like. I may have that too. But it might be a different mineral build up. Not sure. It’s actually adding to the metal!

      • Whatever that buildup was, it is gone gone gone! Try mixing some of this up today but don’t add any water to the spray bottle. Just use straight white vinegar and Dawn and spray away, let it sit for a little bit and that gunk will be gone! Also, if your shower head is gunked up, pour this mixture in a baggie and tie it around your shower head too!

  2. Nice work, looking spiffy. I thought you used the high octane calcium remover you buy at the hardware, that stuff is like rocket fuel – toxic stuff. Hope you have dug out of the latest storm.

    • Naw, I’ve never used any high octane cleaning stuff. Just found out that this works so well. And yes, we finally dug out of our wintery snowfall over here, just cold cold temps right now.

    • Oh Jean, my spray bottle of vinegar & Dawn sit on the kitchen counter all the time now! I was so amazed on how fast it removed the calcium buildup under our sprayer, I had to share this tip! I like cleaning now when it was as effortless as this!

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