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Uses For Your Dishwasher You Didn’t Think Of



Dishwashers are some of the best appliances ever created! They have saved us so many hours of hand washing dishes that it has been life changing. You can get your kids to load and unload the dishwasher which makes it even more versatile for busy families, another chore to add to the list. But have you ever used your dishwasher for anything other than dishes?

The best sanitizer you can use for plastic toys! In my daycare we use the dishwasher to sanitize all the hard plastic toys once a week. Every once in a while you come across a broken toy but it’s worth it in the end, just keep an eye on any small plastics that could get caught on the hot portions and melt. Also check your hoses, seals and connections periodically as leaks pop up every once in a while and it can create a problem not only wasting water but creating mold growth, repair your leaking dishwasher as soon as possible. 

Dishwashers are amazing hat washers as well. Placing your hats on the top rack of your dishwasher is a great way to clean it as it doesn’t warp or destroy the shape of your hat like a washing machine would. 

The dishwasher can also be used to clean flip flops and rubber boots as well, I wouldn’t attempt to stick running shoes inside but to each their own I guess. Make sure you are constantly cleaning and maintaining your dishwasher if you start using it for other things, you don’t want to ruin it by getting it all clogged up with gunk from other items. 

Small household items like toothbrushes, small brooms and dust pans can also be tossed in your dishwasher to give them a good clean. Some people have used it for car parts but I feel this would create a build up of nasty oils and grease. 

I seen recently on a television show called Extreme Cheapskates a woman that did her dishes and cooked a lasagna at the same time!

Would you ever try to cook in your dishwasher? The heat is definitely hot enough to cook some things but can you imagine the water getting in and making it taste disgusting, also there is no way to trust cooking raw meats thoroughly within the washer. 

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