Like many people in the U.S., we have a great automatic dishwasher that we use most of the time. However, there are still times when I need to wash a load of dishes by hand. About a month ago, I discovered DAWN PLUS HAND RENEWAL DISHWASHING DETERGENT. It is defintely NOT to be used in the dishwasher. I couldn't believe it! After I had used this soap for just a week, my hands had healed tremendously. Before, they were usually dry and cracked. They looked older than the rest of my body did. LOL!
Not only do I use it when I am washing a few dishes but I also use it whenever I wash my hands in the kitchen. A few months ago, we re-did our kitchen. When Stan was getting ready to lay our beautiful new porcelain tile on the countertops, he purchased a couple of undercounter pumps to be placed near the sink. We filled one with dishsoap. The other with hand lotion. Since, we placed this new Dawn in the one pump, I use it all of the time. I never need the lotion anymore.
By the way, this detergent does a great job on dishes, too!
As you know, I LOVE HGTV!!! Recently, I watched a couple of their shows involving houses in foreign countries. Seems the citizens of many other countries only do dishes by hand. It's a real rarity for people there to own an automatic dishwasher. This week, I was watching an International House Hunters. I learned on that episode, that bathtubs are not always legalized in other countries because of the fact that people believe that it takes more water to take a bath than it does to take a shower. Guess I better stay in these good ol' United States! I enjoy my bubble baths!!!
In regards to the undercounter pumps, I strongly recommend them! They are not expensive and can be purchased at most do-it centers. We bought ours at Home Depot in Garden City. They make it possible for you to not have as many items on the countertop. All that people can see is a stainless steel pump handle. Too kool!!! You will need a hole saw in order to cut the holes in your countertop. Of course, you can purchase those at Home Depot also.