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Weird Ways to Use Your Dishwasher

Weird Ways to Use Your Dishwasher

Have you tried using your dishwasher in these ways before?

A dishwasher is an effective and worthy kitchen appliance, laboring and sanitizing dishes for you for an exceptional clean. While some may think dishwashers as optional, they certainly have some benefits over hand-washing dishware. Moreover, the dishwasher has some other advantages up its sleeve. Here are several weird ways to use your dishwasher.

Sanitize Shoes & Toys

You might want to avoid rinsing your smelly flip flops next to next-day’s dinner plate, but you can indeed use your dishwasher to sanitize shoes and your kids’ toys. Both of these items certainly garner a host of bacteria after a while. Pop them in the dishwasher and see them come out clean!

Sanitize Sponges

This weird way of using this appliance is probably more well-known, but effectively takes out the grossness of the kitchen sponge. Sponges collect bacteria like nobody’s business. According to one 2017 study, over 45 billion bacteria can reside within one square centimeter. If you still think the sponge is worthy of cleaning your countertops, it’s best to sanitize it in the dishwasher often. 

Cook Salmon

Amazingly, one can also cook salmon in the dishwasher. Fish is notoriously difficult to cook, requiring just the right amount of heat, moisture, and time before it quickly becomes dry. The dishwasher may be an easy answer. Dress it up with some lemon juice and rosemary, wrap it in tin foil, and set it through a normal cycle without detergent and a hot dry cycle afterward.

Cook a Meal

If something is wrong with your range, you can call Landers Appliance to check it out. In the meantime, you can use your dishwasher to cook a full meal of steamed vegetables to go with the salmon and an egg for extra protein.

Wash Your Tools

The power of steam and hot water also help sanitize any mechanical part or tool in need of a deep clean. Garden tools, car parts, refrigerator shelves, air vents, and vacuum parts are some of the beneficiaries.

Garden Healthy

Lastly, the dishwasher can be your ally and prevent disease in potted plants. After scraping off excess dirt, you can sanitize your garden pots and remove any lingering disease from them.

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