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Old 09-21-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default 6 Unconventional Uses for your Dishwasher

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Thanks! I need to wash some ballcaps. I hadn't thought of the dishwasher! I've been meaning to buy one of those cap washer thingies for the regular machine and I keep forgetting too.
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Ive used the dishwasher for plastic toys, works really well.
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Back when I had a dishwasher, I used it as a water bath canner. I could do 3 times the jars in the same amount of time.

Disclaimer: nothing in this post should be interpreted as a recommendation. Always follow FDA guidelines for home canning.
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Watching CSI one time and they were investigating what happened during an adult swap party and found the couple that had the party had put the "toys" in the dishwasher.
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Our sweaty ballcaps came out great! Thanks again!
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We used to use a dish washer to wash printed circuit boards after stuffing and wave soldering. We used water soluable flux.

Did a great job for us!
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Watching CSI one time and they were investigating what happened during an adult swap party and found the couple that had the party had put the "toys" in the dishwasher.
Thanks. I wasn't sure how to bring that use into the conversation.
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Ive used the dishwasher for plastic toys, works really well.
And it works well for KEYBOARDS also...... Just stick the whole thing in
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Our couple of year old "good quality" dishwasher sprung a small leak, nothing large just enough to activate the the leak protection, close the magnetic valve and run the pump.
So I had it lifted onto the table, got out some tools and started looking for a bad gasket or hose.
Before i go on--- we use it by the instructions with all required chemicals and do a periodical cleaning cycle with recommended and approved chemicals, pre-rinse dirty dishes etc.

Inside some hoses found grease that was predictable but inside other hoses found grease and mildew growth, opening it up more found mildew that was black in some of the containers in it and even more stuff one docent even want to think about.

On the outside and inside, all normally visible areas, clean shiny stainles steel and rubber seals.

Anyways washing by hand now and happy to do so, in the future if i decide to use a standard house hold dishwasher it will be a max 2 month rotation for a new one.

I could consider a industrial "restaurant" style counter top one with slide through, constant flow of new water model but probably easier just to have a super sink design and or a maid.

My previous dislikes are the refrigerators with condensation / defrost water evaporators in the back on top of the compressors growing a garden.

Also porcelain sinks with over flow drain inbuilt are some of the most vile things one can have in ones house.

Apparently E.coli is found in 50% of vacuum cleaners, haven't really looked into that, but a central vacuum cleaner sounds better by the day.
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