by Julie Finch-Scally
It has been at least six months since I started using the new super concentrated dish washing liquid. The product works well and smells great, but I can never judge the amount I need to squeeze into the sink. I get either too many bubbles, which takes for ever to dissolve down the plug hole; or I get too little product and it won't do the job.
The other problem that is driving me to distraction is the nozzle constantly gets clogged. After experimenting with several ways of removing the coagulated liquid, such as scraping out the mess with a spike or cloth, I finally found it easier to take off the lid and put it into the water while washing up. When I had finished doing the dishes the hole in the nozzle was clear and I could replace the top onto the bottle. Only problem is after a few more uses the nozzle is choked again.
Last week I thought I'd be smart. I reasoned, if I diluted the liquid it wouldn't be so thick, then I would be able to judge how much product I would need and it wouldn't clog the nozzle. Wrong. Not a good idea. If you have been thinking of trying this, don't bother. It didn't help.
I had half a bottle of the concentrated solution left so I filled the bottle with water and shook it gently to dissolve the water in the washing up liquid. Because the nozzle hole is so wide I now slightly tip the bottle and a stream of fluid empties into the water which gives me, yes, you've guessed it, too many bubbles.
I know is says on the bottle "Use half as much", but I would like to know how. When it was thick I could never judge the amount of liquid needed, now it is thin I still can't judge the amount, I just get what pours out through the hole.
I am frustrated and looking for the answer. How do I work out how much concentrated dish washing liquid I should pour in the sink to clean the varying number of dishes I need to wash after each meal? Also, how do I stop the nozzle getting clogged? If anyone out there knows the answer to these questions I would be very happy to find out.