Your dishwasher could work harder you know! It can clean a lot more things than you realise. It’s such a handy little fella.
There are some items you should avoid throwing in the dishwasher – like fragile, wooden, cast iron, copper and such – but there are many you can.
Just remember not everything is dishwasher safe, so consider that before you throw things in for a clean. Placing on the top rack is always best and possibly run these items on their own cycle.
1. Kitchen sponges and brushes – the high heat from the water will zap those bugs away and clean hidden grime on brushes.
2. Most kitchen/bathroom exhaust fans and covers – no need to stand over the sink, throw them in.
3. Fridge shelves and trays – lay shelves in the dishwasher for a better clean.
4. Drawer organisers – the cutlery trays trap dirt. Throw in bathroom ones too if you have them.
5. Hairbrushes and combs – remove excess hair first.
6. Vases and jars – it will clean off those hard water lines that develop after a while.
7. Power-point/light covers – take the covers off and let the dishwasher clean off any grime.
8. Ceiling light covers – as long as they are dishwasher safe.
9. Dust pan – high heat will get rid of any germs you may have swept up.
10. Sink drainer – because it’s always filthy.
11. Soap dishes and toothbrush holders – even throw your toothbrush in.
12. Manicure tools – they will come up brand new and clean.
13. Bath toys – an easy way to remove any built up slime that can happen if they’ve been in the bath too long.
14. Garden tools – you’ll be happy to see how clean they are.
15. Thongs (shoes!) – you’ll get brand new looking summer shoes.
16. Keys (not the ones with batteries) – because you never know where they’ve been.
17. Pet bowls – we wouldn’t eat out of a dirty bowl so why should our pets?
18. Vacuum tools – no more built up dust.
19. Car cup holders – even compartments from the car could use a good clean.
20. Oven knobs – bet you’ve never thought about taking those off?
You might like some more cleaning tips over here.