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Uses for Your Dishwasher Other than Washing Dishes

The general thought is that a dishwasher is made for washing dishes and utensil. That’s its intended purpose after all. What if you could do more with your dishwasher than just clean your kitchen wears? Maybe you are not making the most out of your dishwasher. You should take advantage of its full potential by using it to do other useful things. Here are a some of the ways that you can utilize your dishwasher other than washing dishes.

Cook Salmon

A fun experiment that can test the efficiency of your dishwasher is using it to cook a piece of salmon. Yes, to cook fish. It sounds far-fetched and a little unsanitary, but can be done. You can poach salmon in your dishwasher. Based on a recipe on the Food Network, you need to season two salmon fillets with olive oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, salt and pepper, then seal them in two airtight aluminum foil packets, creating a watertight seal. Place the packets on the top rack and run the dishwasher for an entire normal (soap-free) cycle, then when the cycle is complete, take out the salmon, discard foil, serve on a plate and enjoy.

Rinse Produce

If you have a large amount of fruits and veggies that you need to prep for a family dinner, reduce the amount of time that you would use to clean them by throwing them in your dishwasher. Rather than spending time cleaning each piece individually, your dishwasher provides an efficient option. Fragile produce like tomatoes and pears is best placed on the top rack, and firmer produce like potatoes and squashes on the bottom rack. Without adding any detergent, set your dishwasher to cold and then run a full rinse cycle.

Clean Makeup Brushes

For a thorough cleaning and sanitizing, stick your makeup brushes in your dishwasher. You don’t have to spend time trying to remove all the built-up product by hand. Slash that time in half and place your makeup brushes in the silverware caddy or tray of your dishwasher. Ensure that your dishwasher is on a low setting with a small amount of dishwashing soap. You can do this once a month to remove dried gunk.

Disinfect Toys

Protect your little ones by disinfecting their toys in your dishwasher. Whether it’s lego or rubber duckies, your children’s toys can be washed in your dishwasher, killing germs and bacteria. Run a normal cycle with warm water and disinfecting soap. You dishwasher can be used to perform many other functions other than washing dishes and utensils. Maximize its use and effectiveness by going beyond its conventional use. You’ll be amazed by the added benefits that your dishwasher provides.

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