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AIBU to put washing up liquid in my dishwasher?

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katemiddletonsothermum Wed 11-Nov-15 21:25:40

Damn, I thought I had another packet of tabs but it turns out it's salt. Dishwasher is full. Can I put washing up liquid in the socket thing or will my dishwasher over-froth and end up looking like a foam disco?

ShatnersBassoon Wed 11-Nov-15 21:26:52

It will be foam partay time. Don't do it.

TobleroneBoo Wed 11-Nov-15 21:27:03

I think it will over froth

Moln Wed 11-Nov-15 21:27:00

Don't do it!!!

The world will fill with the bubbles.

madwomanbackintheattic Wed 11-Nov-15 21:27:18

Oh do it. But only if you promise to to take pictures and post them. grin

ShamelessBreadAddict Wed 11-Nov-15 21:27:27

My guess would be foam disco... My DSIS used to do it at work and it was fine. She did it in my dad's dishwasher and broke it... He found it funny fortunately.

Passmethecrisps Wed 11-Nov-15 21:27:32

It will foam and won't rinse properly. I once rinsed glasses with washing up liquid before putting them in the dishwasher. It wasn't a cartoony mess but it took an empty rinse to wash it out

WingMirrorSpider Wed 11-Nov-15 21:27:37

Don't use washing up liquid! I read somewhere that biological washing powder is OK to use in dishwashers in an emergency.

HPsauciness Wed 11-Nov-15 21:27:42

Over froth, I have done it, it took ages to clear up the mess.

MsJamieFraser Wed 11-Nov-15 21:27:50

If you want a foam party.... Crack on.

atticusclaw2 Wed 11-Nov-15 21:27:59

There's an old Doris Day film where this happens. It will be exactly like a foam party.

Twinkie1 Wed 11-Nov-15 21:28:10

It's a bad idea. I've done fairy and bleach and the results were catastrophic!!

ivykaty44 Wed 11-Nov-15 21:28:36

Use washing powder......

INeedACheeseSlicer Wed 11-Nov-15 21:28:28

No don't do it!
Just run it without a tablet at 60 degrees, probably it will still get things clean.

ProfGrammaticus Wed 11-Nov-15 21:28:33

Foam party

AnyoneButAndre Wed 11-Nov-15 21:28:34

Christ almighty! don't even think about it unless you want to stage an impromptu foam party.

Dishwasher will get most stuff acceptably clean and sterile with no tablet actually - I know this because mine has a dodgy dispenser hinge that sometimes doesn't open.

NorthernLurker Wed 11-Nov-15 21:30:01

Don't do it. I once chucked the water out of a jug which had had cutlery standing in it into mine. Very dilute fairy liquid and I still had to spend hours scooping out foam and rinsing it. It didn't squeeze round the door but I have seen that happen elsewhere.

MountainDweller Wed 11-Nov-15 21:30:23

Just run it on a hot cycle, it still comes out clean (unless you have baked on sauce on your dishes).

Mintyy Wed 11-Nov-15 21:31:16

Can't it wait til tomorrow confused ?

katemiddletonsothermum Wed 11-Nov-15 21:32:06

That perverse part of me is now wanting to try it out. But the sensible part of me says NO as the warranty ran out last week and I'd have to pay to have it fixed.

Muckogy Wed 11-Nov-15 21:33:05

You'll wreck your machine if you do that.

Blowninonabreeze Wed 11-Nov-15 21:33:06

This is exactly the situation that neighbours are for surely?
Someone will lend you a tablet. We're always at it round here

katemiddletonsothermum Wed 11-Nov-15 21:33:40

I could Mintyy but there's overfill in the sink. So I actually....have... to.....


wotoodoo Wed 11-Nov-15 21:51:16

Use white wine vinegar on a hot cycle

pestilence13610 Wed 11-Nov-15 21:53:52

It is not the machine that gets wrecked, it is the kitchen floor. The foam just seeps out of spaces that you never knew your dishwasher had and crawls across the kitchen floor like some sort of other dimension being. I do not know why it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Do it, be ready with dustpan, bucket, towels and video recorder grin

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