What are the coolest, most useful, unusual, and unexpected things I can safely wash in a dishwasher?
I LOVE dishwashers. After living in residences with dishwashers and without, I've decided I'd rather live having to go blocks to shower or wash my clothes (which has happened!) than regularly wash dishes by hand again. Many times, I've considered buying some kitchen gadget or dish only to move on after seeing it marked "Hand Wash Only."
Because of this, and because I dislike housework in general, I'd like to maximize my dishwasher cleaning potential! What are your favorite unusual uses for a dishwasher and objects that are unexpectedly dishwasher-safe?
This can include both things that are not typically or that you really wouldn't expect to be dishwasher-safe, like a keyboard or cat*, as well as things you simply might not think about, like fine china and gardening tools.
- "Surprising Uses for Your Dishwasher"
: I've had a chipped dish repaired with this hold up 2-3 years so far.
- Small plastic trash cans
- Toothbrushes and plastic cleaning brushes: yes, apparently obvious, but I've suggested it at least once and gotten the look that I'm a crazy person.
*please do not dishwasher-clean your cat, even on the top rack