5 Household Items You Didn’t Know You Could Clean In Your Dishwasher

“Are you a clean freak? If you answered yes, than we have great news. There a lot of things that get dirty ALL the time, that you can safely wash in your dishwasher. They will be totally disinfected, and always so fresh and so clean. Your dishwasher isn’t just for washing dishes. There are several other household items that can enjoy a cleaning alongside your plates. Make it easier on yourself, and add them in your dishwasher the next time you are doing a load. They will come out of the dishwasher sanitized as well as wonderfully clean.”

The benign-seeming toothbrush holder is one of the dirtiest items in the house: The average holder is crawling with more than 2 million cells of bacteria. If yours is made from brushed stainless steel or plastic, you can put it in the dishwasher (once, or even twice, a week is ideal). But don’t put your toothbrush in; the ADA says the machine could damage it and make it less effective.

Your Sweaty Workout Accessories

You could run your sweat-stained running hat through the washing machine, but even on the gentle cycle, the agitation might warp the brim. Instead, try the dishwasher. Dana White, who writes about cleaning at ASlobComesClean.com, puts baseball caps and visors on the top rack, secures them in place with clothespins, and uses the machine’s longer “Sanitize” setting (even if yours doesn’t have that option, the hat will come clean in a regular wash). You can use regular dishwashing detergent, as long as it does not contain bleach. When the cycle is finished, White puts hats over pitchers or small bowls to dry.
The Beloved Companion Of Children And Pets
Toddlers often love their toys so much that they happily gnaw on them, but research shows infection-causing bacteria can live on plastic dump trucks and tea sets for surprisingly long periods of time. Small toys that don’t have batteries can usually go in the dishwasher, says home-keeping blogger Becky Rapinchuk of Clean Mamawho authored The Organically Clean Home. A lidded basket can keep small parts from getting lost. (You can throw most dog toys in, too, as long as they are plastic.)

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/30/things-you-can-wash-in-the-dishwasher_n_6572188.html

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