Skip to comments.6 Unconventional Uses for your Dishwasher [MUST READ the comments]
Posted on 09/22/2012 2:35:11 PM PDT by T Minus Four
It takes the right mix of ingenuity and desperation to discover new uses for old tools, but whoever first tried steaming a salmon fillet in their dishwasher mustve been drunk. For folks who are curious about what else their kitchen contraptions can do, heres a rundown of the most unconventional uses for your home dishwasher.
Steam Fish Fillets
The best part about steaming fish in your dishwasherother than novelty of steaming fish in your dishwasheris how simple it is. All you need to do is season a cut of your favorite fish, wrap it (tightly!) in aluminum foil, place it in the top rack, and allow it to run through an entire normal cycle. Theres no single recipe that works best; just make sure you wrap it tight enough to keep water out. Also, dont forget to engage the dry cycle, and for the love of fish dont load the detergent! If youre feeling extra adventurous, check out these recipes for dishwasher lasagna and dishwasher potatoes. Theres a whole culture of dishwasher chefs with too much time on their hands!
Wash Baseball Caps
Baseball caps can fade and become misshapen in traditional washing machines. So instead of washing them that way, try loading them in the top rack of your dishwasher and running it on a full cycle. Of course, you dont want to run the machine with dirty dishes in it; this will just spray food all over your precious Diamondbacks hat.
For fledgling roller derby enthusiasts, you can also clean knee pads, shin guards, and other sports equipment in your dishwasher. But we dont recommend putting your jock strap in there. Thats just gross.
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When I used to play with 2 stroke motorcycles I would rotate the fouled spark plugs out and put them in my mom’s self cleaning oven.
Red Green mixed and baked a tub-shaped loaf of bread in a clothes washer. Then he used a chain saw to cut it.
If it has a motor and a spinning shaft, anything is possible.
Oh by the way you can use regular vinegar in the rinse aid dispenser. It works great.
You can wash your golf balls in there.
Best dishwasher comments I’ve ever read...thanks!
Regular vinegar in rinse dispenser is a great idea, thanks. I use a coffee cup filled with 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water, but rinse dispenser is so much easier.
It only took 16 comments before natural born Citizen was mentioned! Amazing.
Faux wire spoked wheel covers come out looking great.
Not so hilarious when you contemplate how many people are out there who are becoming increasingly unhinged.
November will NOT be pretty.
You mean, just put white vinegar in the “Jet Dry” spot? Doesn’t it make everything smell like vinegar?
Another article on the site was about using Koolaid powder as a cleaning agent. How many Navy guys here have used “bug juice” powder to as a cleaner?
We use the dishwasher to store clean dishes for days on end. It’s just one way we demonstrate “it’s not my turn” around here, apparently.
I recently started adding white vinegar because stuff was coming out so spotted. There is no odor. I put a Rubbermaid juice box with it next to the detergent since I buy white vinegar by the gallon. I use white vinegar for a lot of my cleaning. I’ve saved so much money since I discovered cleaning with vinegar.
By the way, I saw Alton Brown many, many years ago cook salmon in a dishwasher on his show.
When I was homebrewing, the dishwasher was awesome for cleaning the bottles.
I put all sorts of things in there, like metal screen filters from over the stove, glass and metal refrigerator shelving, Rubbermaid wastebasket lids, etc.
A quarter cup (1/4 cup) of white vinegar is a good substitute for fabric softener in the clothes washer.
It neutralizes most odors that got through the washing cycle.
That is pretty funny. Tensions are rising I guess. I was at a local hardware store and the owner was arguing with an obama supporting customer. He knew he could lose a customer but he said he can’t take it any more. Looks like I’ll be doing more business with him, especially since I’ve stopped going to Homo Depot.
Steam fish fillets in the dishwasher .... what could possibly go wrong?
Had to add my two cents.
We wash circuit boards in a modified Kenmore dishwasher at work all the time!.......
I washed the keyboard to my computer in my diswasher. It wasn’t my original idea, I read it someplace. It worked just fine.
Cooked (heated) many a c-rat strapped on the manifold with a hose clamp of my M151A2 jeep back in the day. Make sure you vent the can first though.
Does anyone have any tips on how to get rid of baked on black grease marks on pats and pans? Also the bottom of the pans look cloudy. I can’t figure out how to get rid of it.
They almost broke their necks racing to the register to wait on me.
“I recently started adding white vinegar because stuff was coming out so spotted.”
Do you live in a nanny state that has banned phosphates? That’s the stuff in dish washing detergent that actually cleans dishes.
By the way, you can also wash your key board in a dish washer, take it out before the dry cycle and let it drain dry. Yes, I have successfully done it.
Fortunately, my circle of friends and family are very conservative. I can’t believe anyone is supporting obama, I guess it’s God’s will.
I wash my black powder weapons after firing in the dish washer.
lol, yeah jacking up mama's dishwasher is a good way to end up as the household "PLO".
My dad’s dishwasher also cut the hedges and mowed the loan.
will it make dinner?
I grow marijuana in mine.
I used to know this waitress who had some use for a South American dishwasher. He told me some tales, I tell ya!
Steam fish fillets in the dishwasher .... what could possibly go wrong?
I remember my grandmother doing this during the energy crisis in the early 70’s. She didnt run the stove, she ran the dishwasher. Did nt make sense to me.
Did you ever hear of anyone who would have a dishwasher in her boudoir? Well, she did, this waitress, and she used the dishwasher unconventionally, I was told.
I’ve heard you can cook a lobster in a dishwasher on a full setting with heat
Dry and it comes out perfect (Florida spiny lobster anyways)
I know a cop who said he liked stainless steel firearms because he could disassemble them and throw the parts in the dishwasher to clean them.
I add TSP to both my laundry and dishwasher.
It's true... My dad used to do this with his model 64 S&W revolver. The model 64 is a stainless steel .38 special. He never did it with his model 10 which was blued. Due to this trick, there were a lot of happy officers when the department transitioned over to the stainless model 64. It really did the job on removing powder residue, and the front of the cylinder looked like new!
Love all the comments, political and otherwise :-)
Our youngest son told me of another, interesting use for the dishwasher; cleaning a gummed up computer keyboard. You run it through with no soap, and no heated drying. Let it dry thoroughly for a couple of days, and voila, clean keyboard! I spilled some coffee into mine once, and he told me to do that. Worked like a charm!
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