Now that we’re right smack in the middle of the holidays, we’re all using our dishwashers a whole lot.
(It’s cheaper to run a full load of dishes than to hand wash them. You do know that, right?!)
But some people have a very liberal definition of what can and should be put in the dishwasher.
Below we present a few things the staff at Clark.com found on Twitter that document weird things people put into this kitchen workhorse…
You should probably think twice before loading these things in the dishwasher
my wife's great grandfather would put his Ziploc bags in the dishwasher
— Weather Moose (@WXMoose) November 30, 2016
Line the bottom of your oven with a nonstick ovenliner. It can be wiped with a paper towel, put in the dishwasher & reused over & over
— W.P.M. (@wpmcleaning) November 30, 2016
Things you didn't know you could put in the dishwasher: stove grates. #CleaningHacks
— Sanitary Rug Cleaner (@SanitaryRug) November 30, 2016
Internet telling me to put potatoes in the dishwasher. Possibly time to get off the Internet for the day.
— Joy Lanzendorfer (@JoyLanzendorfer) November 30, 2016
Can I put my crocs in the dishwasher to clean them ???
— chelley (@michblackburn) November 30, 2016
Put my keyboard in the dishwasher. Good as new
— Post-Coredaddy (@Coredaddy) November 28, 2016
— colleen larkin (@coll_larkin) November 25, 2016
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever put in the dishwasher?
We bet it can’t top a potty seat.
Yes, that’s right—a potty seat! Our contributor Katy Wolk-Stanley used to routinely do this when her kids were younger.
‘I used to put my son’s potty seat through the dishwasher,’ she writes in an article titled 19 things you didn’t know you could put in the dishwasher. ‘Yes, his potty seat. In my defense I was working full-time night shifts as a labor and delivery nurse and had two boys under the age of three. To say I was exhausted would be an understatement.’
‘This particular potty seat came apart into separate components with frustrating nooks and crannies, and it needed to be cleaned on a regular basis. So yeah . . . I would chuck it into the dishwasher, which horrified my well-rested husband. And you know what? Nobody got sick from the practice and I can’t recall that anyone died. (I never washed it with dishes, and I always ran it empty afterwards.)’
Well, that’s it. But before we go, we’ll leave you with this final thought…