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I have caused substantial vexation to a friend by putting my bin in the dishwasher

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HoneyDragon Fri 15-Jan-16 13:38:25

She asked why the top rack was on the bench.

I explained the kitchen bins were in there. She wasn't impressed as that meant the top spray wasn't working. I pointed out its the inside of the bin that needs cleaning not the outside.

She is uncomfortable with the dishwasher only operating with one spray.

I have clean bins with zero effort and can live with this.

AIBU .... Or should clean bins have taken effort and more water to clean?

Epilepsyhelp Fri 15-Jan-16 13:41:22

How big is your dishwasher?!?! That is a pretty epic effort though, I'm impressed. Friend is just jealous of your ingenuity.

wigglybeezer Fri 15-Jan-16 13:43:33

I wonder what she would make of me considering washing my loo seats in the dishwasher ( having belatedly relished they have a quick release mechanism)?

HoneyDragon Fri 15-Jan-16 13:43:41

It's a standard size intergrated dishwasher

MamaLazarou Fri 15-Jan-16 13:43:48

I'm jealous that your dishwasher is big enough to fit your bins in. I regularly put the kitchen bin lid in the dishwasher, but the bin itself (i.e, a full-sized kitchen bin big enough to hold a standard black sack) is too big.

HoneyDragon Fri 15-Jan-16 13:44:18

I think she'd be fine with the toilet seats as long as you left the racks in

Lasttangoin2016 Fri 15-Jan-16 19:41:34

Oh what an excellent idea

Gazelda Fri 15-Jan-16 19:44:39

Genius! I'm off to dishwash my bins right now. And my washing up bowl which is cheap and tomato stained.

Tamponlady Fri 15-Jan-16 19:45:59


TattyDevine Fri 15-Jan-16 19:52:11

Yuk what? Inside bins is what? Dead food. On dishes is what? Dead food. Get over it! Its all yuck! And dishwashers use caustic tablets and virtually boiling water, with a steam cycle that is similar to a ...STERILISER. Geez.

HoneyDragon Fri 15-Jan-16 19:58:24

This thread has prompted me to get the tape measure out, I've got 54" of space if I take the top rack out.

BOTTERSNIKESandGUMBLES1971 Fri 15-Jan-16 20:01:02

I used to put the children's toilet seats in the dishwasher! Came out perfectly clean. I didn't put them in with anything else before someone asks.

LBOCS2 Fri 15-Jan-16 20:02:06

I'm considering putting DD's potty in ours. It's all dusty.

AthelstaneTheUnready Fri 15-Jan-16 20:02:34

Works on flowerpots too. Saves a long job scrubbing.

FishOn Fri 15-Jan-16 20:05:40

bloody hell, that's genius...

Thatrabbittrickedme Fri 15-Jan-16 20:07:22

I'm so putting my bin lids (the recycling one and the other one) through tonight!

Brilliant idea

Frusso Fri 15-Jan-16 20:17:04

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nailsathome Fri 15-Jan-16 20:19:46

That's a great idea! And the loo seats and potties too!

What else can you put in that I haven't thought of?

magpie17 Fri 15-Jan-16 20:21:06

I wash my trainers in the dishwasher!

(Not with other stuff in it mind, although I'm one of those people that puts cat bowls in with baby bottles so everyone probably thinks I'm scum anyway!)

slithytove Fri 15-Jan-16 20:21:14


Minisoksmakehardwork Fri 15-Jan-16 20:22:46

Mmmmm. Dishwasher salmon is yum. I'm the dish washer in this house sad

nbee84 Fri 15-Jan-16 20:24:40

54" - that's one hell of a dishwasher. I'm 5ft 4" - which is 64" grin

Do you mean 54cm?

Watto1 Fri 15-Jan-16 20:25:28

My sister would have heart failure if I put the bin in mine! She was absolutely horrified when she saw me put the cat's bowl in. Luckily she has never seen me put the potty in or she would never eat into house again.

Watto1 Fri 15-Jan-16 20:27:10

In our house, not into.

TattyDevine Fri 15-Jan-16 20:28:10

I really wish there were more women who were into science confused

Hopefully the next generation will get with the programme (see what i did there) grin

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