It's good to know that about Cascade Cindy, & I'm glad it worked in the thermos. (Also glad there was something you could use to keep Lola safe!)
I know that Dawn detergent works better for heavy-duty cleaning jobs (like venetian blinds) ...& won't leave spots
, where other dish soaps can't.
About the oven cleaner... because I don't like daring myself to breathe after spraying it, don't like ammonia particles floating around dulling the finish on my cupboard doors, & also because I have plants
in the kitchen, when I spray oven cleaner on anything I take it out on the deck to do it, then leave it sitting on the railing while it does its stuff. (Of course, I don't take the kitchen stove out on the porch, but then I never clean the oven anyway... cuz it hardly ever gets used!)
A cleaning short cut for blood stains is to use dishwasher soap mixed with just a bit of water. (It won't make a "paste", but needs to be scrubbed into the fabric with a scrub brush, toothbrush or fingernail brush, then swamped with water & scrubbed some more.) The thing that makes it work is the enzymes in dishwasher soaps that attack protein.
When LaRelle accidentally shot herself in the hand while cleaning a hand gun, she was afraid that she would have to pay to have her apartment re-carpeted, because LOTS of blood had dried into the light beige carpet. I went to stay with her when she got out of the hospital 4 days later, & attacked the carpet with dishwasher soap, lots of water & a shop vac, & there wasn't a trace of stain when I finished!