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12+ Secret Uses For Your Dishwasher

If you can afford a dishwasher you're definitely in luck.

Apparently, this clever appliance can do much more than just wash your dishes. There are some hidden interesting uses for the dishwasher that, I have to admit, I haven't heard of before.

So let's take a look at some of these different ideas that will make cleaning so much easier.

1. Sponges And Dishrags


You know that your dishwasher has excellent cleaning power, but why not take it to the next level? Use it to sanitize sponges and rags, too.

2. Light Fixtures

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During my move, I realized how hard it is to clean my light fixtures. Putting them in the dishwasher would have been so much help.

3. Vacuum Accessories

I absolutely hate it when my vacuum cleaner accessories get dusty. I didn't know I can simply throw them in a mesh bag and clean them in the dishwasher.

4. Fans And Vent Covers


Similarly, your fan and vent covers can get super dusty over time. An easy fix for this is to use your dishwasher.

5. Fruits And Veggies

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Just bought a bag of oranges from the store? Fast way to clean them all at once is to put them in your dishwasher. Genius!

6. Your Kid's Toys

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Kid's throw toys all over the place, so they usually get pretty dusty and gross. Use your dishwasher to quickly clean and sanitize them.

7. Pet Toys

Just like kid's toys, your pet's toys take a beating. Let Fido play with clean toys after they get the royal treatment in the dishwasher.

8. Your Shoes

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Shoes can be such a pain to clean. I mean, who wants to do all the scrubbing? Let the dishwasher do all the dirty work instead.

9. Brushes

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Some other delicate items you can wash in the dishwasher are loofahs and hair brushes. Make sure you use the top rack for them, though.

10. Hats

Honestly, I've never thought about cleaning any of my hats or caps, but they do get sweaty during summer. How brilliant is it to just use the dishwasher?

11. Shower Caddy

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I was so frustrated when I tried to clean my shower caddy. It has so many nooks and crannies, it seemed impossible. Hello dishwasher helper!

12. Sports Equipment

Sports equipment can get pretty gross over a long period of time. You can't pay me enough to touch that stuff. Dump it in the dishwasher!

13. Tools

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My husband has a lot of tools around the house. I had no idea how to clean them — until now that is. What a great idea!

Who knew the dishwasher had so many other uses?

I definitely had no idea. Looks like I'm gonna have to convince my husband to get yet another appliance!!!