Dishwasher versus roach
June 20, 2006 6:28 PM Subscribe
Does a regular consumer dishwasher chew up food particles? Reason is that a live roach that was in there when the cycle was started is now missing, and I think I saw an insect bit.
posted by rolypolyman to Food & Drink (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Short story is it was already crawling over the dishes, so I decided to kill two birds by (A) rewashing and (B) drowning the roach to get it rather than take a chance of it escaping. I checked on the dishwasher a minute later and the roach was trying to swim, and another minute later there was no trace of it. The drain cycle hadn't kicked in. I removed the nozzle and top plate, and can see a very fine screen, but can't get below that as about 25 allen bolts hold the rest of the housing on.
Dishwasher is a $250 Whirlpool Gold, about 10 years old, no fancy features.