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Do you put anything unusual in your dishwasher?

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bumbling Sun 14-Sep-08 11:37:38

I ask because I've finally got one after 15 years without. Absolute heaven. Have now done everything obvious in the kitchen and wondering what else I could do.

Whacked in the washing up bowl and drainer etc alongside dustpan. All Addis plastic and they came up a treat. Could I try DS;s sand toys bucket and spades etc do you think. Any other ideas?

superloopy Sun 14-Sep-08 12:12:22

Washing machine detergent drawer.

Lego or any hard plastic toys.


mrspink27 Sun 14-Sep-08 12:13:07


RandomIdiot Sun 14-Sep-08 12:13:32

I have heard of people putting dishcloths in to "sterilise" them.

Hadn't thought of washing machine drawer though superloopy.

themoon66 Sun 14-Sep-08 12:14:00

All the bathroom stuff... toothpaste pots, cotton wool jars etc.

DH puts his spectacles in on the top shelf.

superloopy Sun 14-Sep-08 12:14:16

I saw that here...wink

PavlovtheCat Sun 14-Sep-08 12:14:16

Hard plastic toys are good, also put in DDs entire booster seat, came out a treat.

One thing I was told though - do not put decent sharp knives in, they will go blunt and be ruined.

RubySlippers Sun 14-Sep-08 12:14:19

dish cloths - top rack

apparently you can cook a salmon in a dishwasher

wrap it in foil first

<<disclaimer - have never tried this>>

WendyWeber Sun 14-Sep-08 12:14:44

You can cook a whole salmon in it apparently shock

Wrap it in foil first though wink

themoon66 Sun 14-Sep-08 12:15:08

I put the washing machine drawer in last week too. I pulled it right out by accident and didnt realise it was all black mouldy inside [yuek] Dishwasher cleaned it all off perfectly.

PavlovtheCat Sun 14-Sep-08 12:15:09

Oh yes dishcloths, bottle cleaning brush.

WendyWeber Sun 14-Sep-08 12:15:30

LOL at X-posts, RS grin

(NB I forgot my disclaimer; but I did see someone do it on the telly once!)

RubySlippers Sun 14-Sep-08 12:17:22

we must have seen the same programme Wendy grin

ZacharyQuack Sun 14-Sep-08 12:21:09

Little plastic things can be put in net washing bags to stop them falling through the racks.

If you do put in sand toys, make sure you rinse the sand off them first so it doesn't clog up the filter.

wotulookinat Sun 14-Sep-08 12:26:17

Oooh I might put the washing-machine drawer in the dishwasher. Are you sure it won't make it mis-shapen?

littlerach Sun 14-Sep-08 12:29:03

I'm sure my mum used to put hair brushes and combs in hers shock

ComeOVeneer Sun 14-Sep-08 12:34:07

Oven hood filters.

NomDePlume Sun 14-Sep-08 12:38:07

I do put the extractor hood filters in mine (the hood manufacturer recommends it, no less)

All toothmugs etc, even toothbrushes go in once a week.

Dish sponge goes in there too

Oh and the cat bowls and mats.

Goober Sun 14-Sep-08 12:42:01

All my jewellery.
My tongue scraper.
The ashtray from my car.

giraffescantdancethetango Sun 14-Sep-08 12:45:08

could i put bath toys in?

grouchyoscar Sun 14-Sep-08 12:50:20

If you do a salmon make sure you don't have rinse aid in there!

I've done flower pots in mine too (not with the salmon tho lol)

Stuff from the gas hob, burners, racks etc

RustyBear Sun 14-Sep-08 12:57:20

My sister's FIL used to cook brown trout in the dishwasher. (He had a trout stream running through his garden) I've never eaten them, as I'm allergic to fish, but my sister says they were very good.

Nappyzoneneedssleep Sun 14-Sep-08 13:05:07

My dad put his trainers in his! grin

thehouseofmirth Sun 14-Sep-08 13:05:20

Can I put my rubber gloves in?

DustyTv Sun 14-Sep-08 13:07:31

Nothing now, tis broken and I have to wash up by hand sad

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