If you are one of those people that hate doing the dishes, you have probably considered getting a dishwasher but do you know that you can also wash your Boots, toys and potatoes in it? Here are ten other things you can wash in a dishwasher.
Nail clippers and tweezers
Most cosmetic tools like nail clippers and tweezers are dishwasher safe. You can even wash plastic makeup brushes.
Pet toys and bowls
If you own a pet, then this is good news for you. Your furry friend’s toys and food bowl are probably safe to put in the dishwasher but be sure to check the labels to be sure.
shaving Razors can get dirty from more than just hair. They also pick up the chemicals in your shaving cream and salts from the water. When you wash them in a dishwasher, use liquid detergent. Using soap bars can leave grit on the metal.
Putting sponges in a regular load on the “heated dry” setting, or the hottest cycle your dishwasher has, can kill as much as 99.9 percent of germs. Since sponges can house 10 million bacteria per square inch, it’s definitely worth the wash.
Small plastic toys
Germs have the tendency to linger on your kids’ toys for months. You can disinfect them by putting them in a mesh lingerie bag on the top shelf of your dishwasher. Allow the normal cycle to run and you’d have clean as new toys.
You can hook dirty flip flops into the top rack so they stay in place during high water pressure cycles.
According to a research conducted at the University of Arizona, your hairbrush has the ability to hold as much as three thousand five hundred colonies 3,500 colonies of bacteria.
Remove any stray hairs and drop your brush in the silverware tray for a thorough cleanse. You should however put only plastic brushes or combs. Wooden or boar-bristle brushes will most likely get destroyed.
If you intend to make mashed potatoes, you can simply cut your preparation time by washing your spuds on a rinse-only cycle with no detergent! Do this on the top shelf of your dishwasher and you are good to go.
Even your rain boots deserve a good rinse from time to time. Simply remove the liners and lay them down horizontally.
Your refrigerator shelves will probably see some leaking meat juices and spilled food from the weight it carries and they can make your fridge get really gross really fast.
Instead of scrubbing every last inch clean, throw those shelves in with your other dishes.
These are probably the last things you think of cleaning in your kitchen, but they can get dirty quickly. If they’re removable, throw them in the silverware tray.
Your bathroom is a haven for bacteria, from soap dishes to bathtub drain plugs to toothbrush holders. Luckily, all of them can be cleaned on the top rack of your dishwasher with your other dishes.