Monday, November 26, 2012

Sad Sudds

So this little decor didn't start out as a Pinstrosity, but it certainly ended up that way...Check it out!

The Original
http://www.marthastewart.com/272934/dishwashing-liquid-bottles

Martha Stewart Living shows a cute way to store dish soap, not so tacky in the original packaging eh? A fun way to store a kitchen necessity!

All was well until about a week after I filled up my bottle...

The Pinstrosity

Kind of a boring picture i know but the point is, there is NO SOAP coming out!! It's been that way for a month or so now, and well I am too lazy to change bottles, so I just pop the top off and use it anyways...

The problem, either the soap is too thick, or the metal top rusted, but there is no soap coming out! At one point I shook the bottle hard upside down and then angrily put it back on top of the sink, then an awful air sucking noise came out and a huge chunk of dried soap popped out the top. I think that the soap is too thick, and gets stuck in the top and dries, so then nothing comes out. So For future reference, this type of container is no good. Try one f the olive oil containers that has a removable lid of some sort to save yourself the trouble.
I would like to add that I am using Dawn Dish Soap, I am not sure if just this soap is too thick or if most soaps will do this, but I thought it was worth mentioning! 
All the more reason to NOT do dishes right? 
Happy Monday Pinstrosipeeps!

29 comments:

  1. Definitely use the olive oil type containers. I use Dawn as well but in the olive oil container. It gets a bit clogged every now and then, just pop the top off and let it soak. It is much prettier than having the original dishsoap bottle out.

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  2. I've been using the same kind of bottle for several months now - with Dawn soap - and the dispenser has not clogged once. It is however rusting! I love the look and convenience of leaving the dish soap out but the rusting dispenser looks bad.

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  3. I've used a wine bottle with a pourer spout for several years now. You just need to add a little water to make the dish detergent a little thinner. Regular dish detergent is usually thin enough bur Dawn Ultra is too thick. Add sone water and you will see much better results.

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    1. This is what I do! I also only use the plastic spouts. . .never have an issue!

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  4. I would like to add that this just seems like an accident waiting to happen. Soap in glass containers??? I can totally see me trying this, getting frustrated, getting the lid off and then the glass bottle slipping out of my soapy hands. Granted it looks nice, but so impractical.

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    1. My thoughts exactly! Not a night goes by that the dish soap doesn't fall into the sink at some point. I do have my EVOO in a wine bottle, though, and I love the class it gives it.

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    2. If you're worried about slipping, add some rubber bands (evenly spaced, or however you think it looks nicest) to the bottle where you grip it. I've been using the same glass bottle for four or five years and have never dropped it...and I'm clumsy.

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  5. Target has a wine bottle pourer with a HUGE opening and it works well. It's $5.

    Also the cheaper, non concentrate dish liquid will pour out easier.

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  6. I keep my dish soap in its original bottle. One of my bottles won't let the soap out. The soap has dried in the top of the bottle, and I am too lazy to clean it out. You might just try to rinse out the tip once in a while to keep it pouring well.

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  7. I have had my soap in a decorative glass bottle for years. I have never had the problem with it not coming out. Currently the bottle is full of the blue Dawn. I wish I could fix your problem because it is a much cuter way to store the dish soap. Maybe dilute the soap? Stir don't shake though or you might end up with a bottle of suds.

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  8. My aunt has a bottle just like that for her soap except hers has little beads that create a bit of oxygen or whatnot to push the soap out. Perhaps you could try that in yours?

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  9. I tried the same thing a few years ago and had a similar problem. Mine just came out slow as molasses. I even tried different bottles and tops. My dish soap also is Dawn, and yes it is thicker than most, but I will not change it. In the original picture it looks like they have been diluted with water. Pretty, but not practical.

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  10. I've used those containers for mouthwash but not liquid soap. Good to know. I love your blog by the way!

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  11. I use an olive oil bottle, and watered down the soap a bit... works perfectly that way! :)

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  12. I just took the label off my dawn soap bottle and reused it.....

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  13. I've been keeping my dish soap like this for several years, and my spout looks similar to yours. If you have trouble with the soap coming out too slow, the bottle might be too full. I keep mine about half full or a little less. The soap still comes out slower than a plastic squeeze bottle, but that keeps you from using more soap than you need anyway. Pretty AND thrifty!

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  14. I had a lady give me one of these containers for Christmas years ago but because it was painted on the outside I was too afraid to use it how she meant but I did note she gave away classic dawn with it and it took me only a moment to realize my ultra concentrated dawn probably wouldn't work at all since you have to squeeze it out but classic dawn which is very runny probably would work fine. Or like others have said dilute it with a bit of water not like we're all not going to do that anyways when we use the stuff but I'd be more worried about it separating or bubbling when trying to blend it.

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  15. I have my dish soap (knock-off green apple Dawn) in a dispenser with a top exactly like the one on the left with the yellow liquid in it. I've never had a problem with it clogging. The only thing is it occasionally gets gunked up and I have to pop it out and wash it.

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  16. I keep my soap in the container it came in, I guess because I'm tacky and awful. :/ Anyway, even with the soap in its original container, sometimes soap gets dried up and gunky around the opening. Having a removable lid/spout sounds pretty vital. A pump would also probably work well, while also lessening the chance of soapy hands dropping the glass bottle.

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  17. I have my soap in a tall, slender, blue glass tequila bottle that I've removed the label from. The bottle is so pretty and has etching in it. My solution is to not have a top at all. I have the top completely open, which allows me to pour as much or as little as I'd like, and it's quick to dispense.

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  18. Our realtor made us do this so it was classier looking than a regular bottle of soap. HATED it! Took forever for it to pour. We watered it down so it would work better. Can't beat the ergonomics of a good old fashioned Dawn bottle, though. I don't care if it's ugly :)

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  19. I keep my Dawn dish soap in a bottle with the exact top you were using. I had the same problem. So, I simply diluted the soap with some water. I can still use the bottle and it makes my original bottle of soap last longer! Still cleans just as well diluted.

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  20. The above poster is spot-on with her solution, no pun intended! The pour spout you're using is a proper booze pour spout best used for 'thin' spirits like vodka and whisky. Dawn would seem to be too viscous to pour through such a narrow spout.

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  21. I use a bathroom soap despenser that you pump the soap out by pressing down on the spout. I found a really nice one at Big Lots that matches my kitchen perfectly. I love it because if I just need a little on my soponge i can just pump it once or twice and i never have to pick it up so no worries about dropping it!

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  22. I've kept my dish soap in a bottle like this for years. I bought some cheap toppers and haven't had the issue of them clogging. The top does get kind of scuzzy with dried soap, but you can just wipe that off.

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  23. i have mine like this- but not really using those tips that is posted in the pictures. my mom and dad showed me this trick, i fill the bottle about half way with ANY kind of soap i'm wanting to use, then about the second half i fill with water(making sure to fill it slowly AND leaving some room for shaking) then i shake and mix it up and i have NEVER had a clog. it always depends on the tips if you will have rusting or not, but that doesn't personally bother me. but i find i'm using less soap and what i buy lasts forever!!!

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  24. My soap is in a bottle just like this and it gets gunky every once in a while. I wipe it off when I need to, and sometimes let the spout soak for a bit. I have also stuck a pin in the vent (the little hole at the base of the spout) to open it up. It is slow to come out or not coming out at all because the vent is plugged and air can't get in to trade places with the soap. As long as your vent is clear, you are good to go.

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  25. It's weird that this didn't work for you. I use the same toppers that bartenders use and I use an old liquor bottle with Dawn dishsoap in it. You just have to hold it a few seconds before the flow starts, but other than that, no gunking or sticking. No sucking noise or anything like that. I swapped out tops after about a year. My mom does the same thing I do and has done it for years.

    Weird.

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  26. My mom has used the olive oil dispensers for a long time but she always dilutes it with water so that it is fairly liquidy. Not only does it work like a charm and looks pretty, but stretches whatever soap she is using.

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