I was looking forward to trying the deicer recipe—one of those that gets sent around in e-mails. It calls for warm water, rubbing alcohol, and Dawn detergent, and claims that your sidewalk will never freeze again.
Well, I don't use Dawn, so I substituted another brand. And I must admit I didn't measure carefully. But the result was an amazing sheet of ice more slick than the ice I was trying to get rid of. I finally sprinkled rock salt on it, but even after 18 hours it has hardly started melting.
If the problem is that I didn't use Dawn, too bad, I don't intend to try again. I'm suspicious that the recipe is either a prank or an advertizing gimmick. Anyone else try it?