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6 Unconventional Uses for your Dishwasher [MUST READ the comments]
Dishwashersinfo.com ^ | By Tyler Wells Lynch

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 must’ve been drunk. For folks who are curious about what else their kitchen contraptions can do, here’s a rundown of the most unconventional uses for your home dishwasher.

Steam Fish Fillets

The best part about steaming fish in your dishwasher—other than novelty of steaming fish in your dishwasher—is 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. There’s no single recipe that works best; just make sure you wrap it tight enough to keep water out. Also, don’t forget to engage the dry cycle, and for the love of fish don’t load the detergent! If you’re feeling extra adventurous, check out these recipes for dishwasher lasagna and dishwasher potatoes. There’s 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 don’t 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 don’t recommend putting your jock strap in there. That’s just gross.

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Skim the article and then scroll down to the comments. Watch how fast an inocuous article turns into a political flame-war! Hilarious!
1 posted on 09/22/2012 2:35:19 PM PDT by T Minus Four
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To: T Minus Four

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.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 2:44:47 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: T Minus Four

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.


3 posted on 09/22/2012 2:48:39 PM PDT by lurk
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To: T Minus Four

Washing taters.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 2:49:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: T Minus Four
LOL "Idiotproof"

ou sir are a product of a spoiled brat of a mother. The statement you made is a strong example of why "the US, America to you numbskulls who think we are the only country in America. You probably thing the US is a Democracy tool Idiot!
5 posted on 09/22/2012 2:50:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: T Minus Four

Oh by the way you can use regular vinegar in the rinse aid dispenser. It works great.


6 posted on 09/22/2012 3:01:39 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: T Minus Four

You can wash your golf balls in there.


7 posted on 09/22/2012 3:09:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: T Minus Four

Best dishwasher comments I’ve ever read...thanks!


8 posted on 09/22/2012 3:19:20 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: T Minus Four

9 posted on 09/22/2012 3:23:59 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: UB355

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.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 3:31:12 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: T Minus Four

It only took 16 comments before natural born Citizen was mentioned! Amazing.


11 posted on 09/22/2012 3:32:19 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: T Minus Four

That’s hilarious.


12 posted on 09/22/2012 3:32:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: T Minus Four

Faux wire spoked wheel covers come out looking great.


13 posted on 09/22/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Alex Murphy
Yachtsmen have been cooking on small diesels for ages. Some of the techniques were taught me by none other than FR's own Kenny Bunk, who is reputed to have keelholed a man for letting a souffle stick to an exhaust elbow.

To be sure, a tomato, shallot and carrot stew prepared with the meat of a Kastelorizo goat tastes just right - and flakes right off the bone - after eight hours on a Volvo D240.
14 posted on 09/22/2012 3:54:51 PM PDT by golux
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To: T Minus Four
Watch how fast an inocuous article turns into a political flame-war! Hilarious!

Not so hilarious when you contemplate how many people are out there who are becoming increasingly unhinged.

November will NOT be pretty.

15 posted on 09/22/2012 3:57:17 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: UB355

You mean, just put white vinegar in the “Jet Dry” spot? Doesn’t it make everything smell like vinegar?


16 posted on 09/22/2012 4:02:25 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: T Minus Four

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?


17 posted on 09/22/2012 4:06:29 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: T Minus Four

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.


18 posted on 09/22/2012 4:06:47 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: workerbee

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.


19 posted on 09/22/2012 4:24:13 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: T Minus Four

When I was homebrewing, the dishwasher was awesome for cleaning the bottles.


20 posted on 09/22/2012 4:25:31 PM PDT by onona (This space for rent....cheep)
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To: T Minus Four

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.


21 posted on 09/22/2012 4:35:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: pops88

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.


22 posted on 09/22/2012 4:45:11 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: T Minus Four

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.


23 posted on 09/22/2012 4:46:49 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: T Minus Four

Steam fish fillets in the dishwasher .... what could possibly go wrong?


24 posted on 09/22/2012 4:49:53 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: T Minus Four

Had to add my two cents.


25 posted on 09/22/2012 4:53:11 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: T Minus Four
Sorta runs the gambit.
26 posted on 09/22/2012 4:55:03 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: T Minus Four

We wash circuit boards in a modified Kenmore dishwasher at work all the time!.......


27 posted on 09/22/2012 4:59:49 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: T Minus Four

I washed the keyboard to my computer in my diswasher. It wasn’t my original idea, I read it someplace. It worked just fine.


28 posted on 09/22/2012 5:02:11 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: T Minus Four
yikes...those comments ( except for 1) made my head hurt.
29 posted on 09/22/2012 5:05:26 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: Alex Murphy

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.


30 posted on 09/22/2012 5:10:19 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: T Minus Four

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.


31 posted on 09/22/2012 5:27:49 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ( (o) (o))
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To: TADSLOS
Yet another dish washer use is taking old surplus rifle
stocks and after removing the barrel, reciever, etc...
and running the stock through the washer. Really
pulls out the cosmo. I would not recommend for
nicer stocks just beaters. And do only when wife is not
around.
32 posted on 09/22/2012 5:32:23 PM PDT by sarge83
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To: stevio
I was at a Barnes & Noble the other day and an elderly leftist was droning on and on about the "Republican deficit" to two store clerks. They were both clearly Obama fans but they had the look of trapped rats - clearly they had been listening to this old coot repeating the same angry talking points for hours.

They almost broke their necks racing to the register to wait on me.

33 posted on 09/22/2012 5:40:12 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: pops88; T Minus Four

“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.


34 posted on 09/22/2012 5:42:46 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: wideawake

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.


35 posted on 09/22/2012 5:44:16 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: T Minus Four

I wash my black powder weapons after firing in the dish washer.


36 posted on 09/22/2012 5:51:33 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: sarge83
And do only when wife is not around.

lol, yeah jacking up mama's dishwasher is a good way to end up as the household "PLO".

37 posted on 09/22/2012 6:08:03 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: T Minus Four; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

My dad’s dishwasher also cut the hedges and mowed the loan.


38 posted on 09/22/2012 6:10:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

will it make dinner?


39 posted on 09/22/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: T Minus Four

I grow marijuana in mine.


40 posted on 09/22/2012 6:40:18 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: T Minus Four

I used to know this waitress who had some use for a South American dishwasher. He told me some tales, I tell ya!


41 posted on 09/22/2012 6:42:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: La Lydia

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.


42 posted on 09/22/2012 6:46:12 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Revolting cat!

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.


43 posted on 09/22/2012 6:47:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: T Minus Four

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)


44 posted on 09/22/2012 7:16:38 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: T Minus Four

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.


45 posted on 09/22/2012 7:33:05 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Holly_P

I add TSP to both my laundry and dishwasher.


46 posted on 09/22/2012 7:47:28 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: catnipman
"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."

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!

47 posted on 09/22/2012 8:26:10 PM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: All

Love all the comments, political and otherwise :-)


48 posted on 09/23/2012 8:34:52 AM PDT by T Minus Four
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To: T Minus Four
For cleaning the dishwasher, I use the cheapest lemonade drink mix I can find, fill the main cup with it, and fire it up. We have a problem with minerals in our city water, so the inside of the d/w gets streaked from time to time.

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!

49 posted on 09/23/2012 12:03:05 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: lurk
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 The women don't find you handsome They should at least find you handy.

50 posted on 09/23/2012 7:17:49 PM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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