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Can you put bathtoys, playmobil, lego, action man in the dishwasher?

(13 Posts)
thatlldopigthatlldo Sat 13-Oct-12 18:42:58

Was thinking all the little nemo fishes/playmobil etc could go in the cutlery bit, and the big boats, action man on the top rack.

Then i could go and drink wine and put my feet up instead of bleaching the icky toys i found in the bathroom.

Will it work?

hev2010 Sat 13-Oct-12 18:47:36

I have done lego and playmobil on a normal cycle and they come out fine, so I'm sure the other items will be too. Enjoy your wine!

BikeRunSki Sat 13-Oct-12 18:48:53

Lego takes ages to dry.

thatlldopigthatlldo Sat 13-Oct-12 18:49:55

do you put the small bits into something?

Shoshe Sat 13-Oct-12 19:03:07

As a CM, I put everything through either the dishwasher or washing machine (unless wooden)

Lego, sticklebricks, play food, better in a pillow case, in the washing machine (turn the spin off, makes hell of a racket grin) then DH made me a tray out of chicken wire that went on top radiators to dry it all

Anything that dosn't fill with water went in the dishwasher.

thatlldopigthatlldo Sat 13-Oct-12 19:45:08

excellent, thanks everyone smile

MisForMumNotMaid Sat 13-Oct-12 19:48:22

Bath toys that have any little black mould bits will need sterilising/ bleaching to kill the mould. I leave overnight in sterilising solution.

I bung everything else in a net bag on top shelf of dishwasher.

thatlldopigthatlldo Sat 13-Oct-12 19:49:38

nothing mouldy, just a bit icky.

pictish Sat 13-Oct-12 19:50:23

Yes - I do anyway - no probs!

PumpkInDublic Sat 13-Oct-12 19:55:38

I've done it with no issue too. Obviously be wary of small parts or little bits that might break off in the cycle. Pillow case twisted up might do the job.

bonzo77 Sat 13-Oct-12 20:18:36

Yes. You can get special baskets and nets for the small things.

FreddieMercurysEnormusPumpkin Sat 13-Oct-12 21:08:08

lego I've sewn up in an old pillowcase and put in the washing machine. Noisy, but it workssmile

thatlldopigthatlldo Sun 14-Oct-12 19:33:38

success! it all went in the dishwasher on a low temp 30 minute short wash.
all came out a treat.
Thanks all.

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