Do you have a dishwasher at home? Then, you’ve likely found out the hard way there are a few things you shouldn’t put in the dishwasher. (Cast iron pans, high-end knives, wooden cutting boards, fine crystal, and copper pans, just to name a few.) But for the most part, the dishwasher is a pretty useful appliance, one that figures into at least a few cleaning hacks. That’s because you can clean lots of random items — beyond your dishes, flatware, and cookware — in the dishwasher.
And as you’ve probably heard, a dishwasher is much more effective at sanitizing your kitchenware (and other items) than a simple round of hand-washing. Want to check out all the weird things your dishwasher can clean for you? Read on to get the details.
CNET reports all of your most-used tools can go in the dishwasher. That’s definitely the easiest way we can think of to remove all that dirt and grease. “Wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers tend to get a sticky, greasy feel to them. Put them in the dishwasher on the hottest cycle with your normal detergent.”