9 Things You Can Wash in Your Dishwasher

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Dishwashers aren't JUST for cleaning your lasagna off your dinner plate. I taking you inside my dishwasher to show you 9 things you can wash and sanitize in your dishwasher.

Before you start putting things other than dishes inside your dishwasher, be sure to clean out the dishwasher food trap of any leftovers. Another helpful tip, be sure to keep all these items on your top rack to avoid melting. (;

Item #1 Silicone hot pads and oven mitts.


I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner but these silicone pot holders are a perfect match for your dishwasher to get off that leftover food and germs off!



Item #2 Kitchen Sponges + Brushes


I'm sure this isn't new to most people but the dishwasher is a great place to sanitize your sponges and brushes so you don't have to keep replacing them when they get smelly.

Item #3 Shower Lufas


Think about it, you rub these babies all over yourself to get you clean, but what's cleaning them? The dishwasher, that's what!

Item #4 Makeup Brushes


Ladies, listen up. Who has the time to be constantly washing your brushes. Next time they are looking a little dirty, just pop them in the dishwasher and walk away!

Item #5 Hair Brushes + Combs


Remove all the hair and lay your brushes and combs out on the top rack to sanitize and remove all the dead skin and product off!

Item #6 Baseball Hats


The sweat-wicking material of these hats are perfect for the dishwasher. It's also much better to wash them here instead of the dryer to keep their shape! Put a jar or can under them to keep the shape. Say goodbye to sweat stains and dirt!

Item #7 Toothbrush, Holder + Shower Head


Yuck, soap scum. Throw there items on your top rack to get rid of the left over toothpaste, hard water stains and mildew. Not to mention the hot water will totally sanitize your toothbrush!

Item #8 Rubber Shoes


Flip flops and rubber boots can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher. A long winter of salt buildup on your boots and dirt and dust on your flip flops isn't anything your dishwasher can't handle!

Item #9 Switch Plates


Don't feel like scrubbing off all your switch plates? Unscrew them and throw them on the top rack. Paint splatters, dirt, dust and dog hair be gone!



I know there are a million more things the dishwasher can clean and I'd love to hear what you put in your dishwasher.... other than your salad bowl. (:

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  • Jo Thomas Jo Thomas on Jan 18, 2018
    What do you use to wash the hats in? I know dishwasher detergent will bleach out colors.

  • Den13695589 Den13695589 on Jan 06, 2019

    Wouldn't the water pressure knock the small items to the bottom of the dishwasher?

  • Eva Kisocama Eva Kisocama on Jan 13, 2019

    I don't know if this has already been addressed. Don't the lighter weight items get tossed about, like the makeup brushes, hair & toothbrushes? Wouldn't it be better to place them in the silverware basket? Just don't use high heat setting.

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  • Donna Donna on Sep 24, 2021

    HA! My boyfriend loves opening the dishwasher door, he never knows “What got washed in the cycle this time!” 😂

    Sunglasses 😎 to cat 🐈‍⬛ toys.

  • Donna Donna on Sep 24, 2021

    I also wash nearly all of my Boyd’s Bears. Unless they are motorized. I will put most anything in the dishwasher, the cats who get in, when I turn my back, are lucky I check thoroughly before starting the cycle.. 🤷🏼‍♀️💬

    🙀😽😿😹😼😹🙀🙀

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