auger) to dislodge that clog in your sink. No problem, just use a dishwasher tablet! I pour my dish soap into a pump dispenser that I keep next to my sink. There are two common ways to use dishwashing liquid: Dilute is filling a dishpan or sink with water and adding the liquid detergent in. The most frustrating thing about cleaning is when hard polishing is not rewarded with a shiny result. For best results, use a concentrated dish soap like Dawn. Squirt Dawn onto the bottom surface of the sink, circling the drain. A Few Considerations. Open your dishwasher and take a look at the bottom. Do not dispense onto the sides of the sink or you will have too much dish liquid. 4. You can use it in the sink. In one way or another, soap or other residues are always left behind, for example on the glass shower screen and door or on the shower curtain. A Clog In Your Dishwasher. Claim: Pouring dish soap down a toilet, bath tub, or kitchen sink can clear clogged plumbing. 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