When you think of a dishwasher, typically, its primary purpose is to wash your utensils and dinner plates — but what about appliance knobs? Yes, you read that correctly: a dishwasher can also scrub and sanitize just about anything, within reason. If you’re still perplexed as to what else you can be thrown in with a load of plates, here are a few “oddities” to keep in mind:
Have your stove or washing machine knobs seen better days? Maybe they’re caked in cooking oil or liquid detergent, which can make them sticky to the touch. Instead of trying to clean them with a rag and some all-purpose cleaner, carefully remove them and pop them in the dishwasher with your dishes. Not only will this disinfect any germs that may be lingering on the surface, but they’ll be as clean as if your appliance was brand new!
Sometimes, if you happen to use a hair comb frequently, it can get rather dingey and become something you might not want to run through your mane. From globs of hair gel to spritzes of hair spray, your favorite comb will become a magnet for germs and dirt (which will find their way to your scalp). Just like appliance knobs, toss that comb in your dishwasher, and it becomes the most sanitary hair tool around!
Whether you have a toddler or an infant, toys are typically dropped on the ground — which (you guessed it) makes them not so germ-free anymore. If you’re worried that your little one will touch their eyes or mouth while handling the toy, it’s best to place those plastic toys in the dishwasher. Between the hot water and soap, after the cycle is over, just let the toys dry and they’ll be cleaner than ever!
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