Dishwashers are wonderful inventions. After you have loaded the dirty dishes and added the soap, you just have to punch a few buttons to start the dish washing process. In about an hour, you will have sparkling clean dishes. However, cleaning dishes are not the only thing you can use your dishwasher for.
Here are a few things you probably never thought about loading into your dishwasher:
Brushes and Combs
As long as they are made of plastic with plastic bristles, you can clean and sanitize your hairbrushes, combs and toothbrushes in the dishwasher. To keep your dishwasher drain from clogging, be sure that you have removed all the hair from your brushes and combs.
You can buy a gadget to help you get your sweaty, dirty baseball caps clean and fresh smelling using the dishwasher. Put the cap in the plastic frame, and set it on the top rack of the dishwasher. The dishwasher can clean the cap without bending it out of shape.
Toys and Other Baby Items
Small toys like action figures can go in a mesh bag on the top rack of the dishwasher. Pacifiers and infant teethers will also be sanitized by taking a trip through a dishwasher. Any hard, plastic toy with no openings to trap wash water can probably be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Rubber rain boots can be laid horizontally on the top rack of the dishwasher after the liners have been removed. Other shoes, like canvas tennis shoes and flip-flops, that you could run through the washing machine can be cleaned in the dishwasher, too. However, the ever-popular Crocs footwear are not dishwasher safe.
No one likes cleaning the grunge off their glass globes from their light fixtures. Take yours down, and place them into the dishwasher for spotless light fixtures.
If an item is plastic and it is not labeled as dishwasher safe, you should try dishwasher cleaning on an experimental basis. If you would be heartbroken if the item were damaged in some way, wash it by hand.
You just thought your dishwasher was for washing dishes only! Give a few other things around your home a trip through the dishwasher.