by Kiku Reidhead
The dishwasher is a powerful cleaning tool that's
good for not only dishes and silverware but many household items as
well! Make the most of your appliance by learning what it can be good
for; learning to expand the possibilities for your dishwasher will save
you time and extra cleaning.
1. Baseball caps: These don't do
well in the washing machine because the bills get bent and battered. So,
the dishwasher is a perfect solution. Place a cap on the top rack and
give the sweat marks and dust a good washing without beating up your
2. Toys: If you have kids, or even
nieces and nephews, you know that toys can get germy and dirty. Once
again, the dishwasher is a high-powered machine to get rid of bacteria
and give old toys and new sparkle.
3. Sports equipment: Knee pads,
shin guards, and other sports equipment are tough to give a good wash
without misshaping them in the washing machine. The dishwasher will help
with these items - just remember to empty all the dishes before you
wash the sports equipment.
4. Washing fruits or veggies: If
you have any dirty and tough-to-scrub veggies (like potatoes) you can
actually just run them in the dishwasher. Just remember not to add any
5. Disinfecting sponges or rags:
You can actually put dish sponges or rags in the dishwasher in between
your dishes to disinfect and clean them. This is a quick and easy way to
keep sponges ready for scrubbing.