Bet You Didn't Know: You Can Wash these 25 Things in the Dishwasher

Bet You Didn't Know: You Can Wash these 25 Things in the Dishwasher

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Jennifer Hunter
Feb 26, 2015
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Get ready! You're about to have 25 clean things with just the push of a dishwasher button. You know you're dying to see what you've been hand-washing when you didn't have to. Read on for the full list.

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  • plastic kids' toys
  • (small) trash bins or lids
  • the rotating tray from your microwave
  • shower caddy
  • scummy soap dish
  • dirty sponges
  • household vent/light switch covers
  • vacuum attachments
  • shoes/rain boots
  • scrub brushes
  • refrigerator shelves
  • knobs and pulls
  • dustpan
  • pet bowls/toys
  • plastic hairbrush or comb
  • baseball caps
  • metal or plastic gardening tools
  • manicure tools
  • sporting equipment
  • boot trays
  • toothbrush
  • rope
  • your keyboard (read these directions to do it right)
  • sink/shower strainer
  • hubcaps (use the pots and pans cycle!)

Disclaimer: I've only tried a handful of these myself (so far!) so, like everything the internet promises you, use caution.

What else is the dishwasher good for? Let's get a good list going!

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