Just in case you missed the comments on this week's Works-For-Me Wednesday, I had to reprint some of them here. Because I thought I was a hard-core dishwasher disinfecter (disinfector?). Some of you girls have me beat.
Several of you wash your Crocs or other plastic shoes in the dishwasher. Cheri washes her light fixtures, and Staci washes her trashcan lid. Melanie writes that "I keep a spray bottle with diluted bleach under the sink. Every few days I spritz the dishwasher inside to remove any odors or residue left behind."
Moriah dishwasher-izes the highchair tray, and A Frugal Housewife washes " the reuseable ice packs we use in the coolers on camping trips that get all gunky in the bottom of the cooler at the end of the trip!"
Kburklin washes candleholders, and Annabelle washes her pet dishes. Several of you mentioned that you dishwasher-ize your potty training seat. (Which makes me shudder, but then I remember that it couldn't possibly any grosser than my son's shin guards.) Missy washes her car mats and stove knobs in there.
But wait, there's more!
Lynn cooks salmon in her diswasher and says it is "so moist and wonderful." And when Elizabeth has a big dinner party that requires lots of scrubbed potatoes ready for cooking, she just runs them through the dishwasher (without the soap, of course.)
Terry says he puts his (get ready for this...) COMPUTER KEYBOARD in her dishwasher. Now, I have to admit I'm a skeptic, but Terry swears it works--you'll just have to take it up with him. (And Terry, I apologize for the flood of e-mails you're about to get about how to dishwash a keyboard. *UPDATE* He has written a post about it here.)
There you go. If you have any other brilliant dishwasher uses, fire 'em up.