Did you know that dishwashers are great at cleaning more than just dirty cookware and utensils? Here are more things you can clean in your dishwasher.
Stove knobs. Many of us don’t think about cleaning the knobs on our stoves; we typically focus on cleaning the top, assuming that is the only component that gets dirty. If use your stove a lot, however, it’s easy for the knobs to become filthy rather quickly. If your knobs are removable, throw them in the silverware tray of your dishwasher.
Bathroom items. Bacteria hide in so many spaces of a bathroom – from the soap dishes to the drain plugs of the tub, even inside of your toothbrush holder. Luckily, all of these items can be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Nail clippers/trimmers and tweezers. There are many cosmetic tools that are safe to wash in the dishwasher, including nail clippers and tweezers. You can also wash plastic makeup brushes in your dishwasher.
Your pet’s toys and food/water bowls. While you’ll need to check the label to make sure, many pet toys and bowls are dishwasher-safe.
Shaving razors. While their number one job is to remove hair, razors also collect the chemicals in shaving creams/lotions as well as salt from the water. When washing in the dishwasher, use liquid detergent because tablets will leave gritty residue on the metal.
Dish sponges. These can house up to 10 million bacteria per square inch! Place sponges on the heated dry setting or whichever setting are the hottest cycle to kill 99.9% of the germs.