10 things you can clean in your dishwasher

I put up a story on Instagram showing a few things I put in my dishwasher and my followers went crazy over it. I know, who would have thought a dishwasher does more than just washing dishes lol. As promised, I have put together blog post and included all the things I put in my dishwasher.

Firstly, I’m not sure if it’s 100% safe to be putting any of these in a dishwasher. I recommend that you follow your dishwasher manual, but I like to live life on the wild side, so I ignore all of these and basically pop anything in that will fit. Luckily my kids don’t fit or they would be bathed in there too. Don’t stress guys! That’s just a joke (I think).

Anyway, back to the list of things I pop in the dishwasher to spruce up and give a good clean.


I have noticed since putting the sponges in the dishwasher, they last a lot longer and they always smell clean.

Dishwashing Brush

I use mine to clean pots and pans, so it’s always gross. It comes out like new when I pop it in the dishwasher each night.


Toothbrush Holder and Toothbrushes

 Our toothbrush holder is always covered in tooth paste, so it goes in once a week.

Hair Brushes

This is a strange one, right? I pull all the hair out, give them a rinse off and pop them in about once a week.


Rangehood Filter

I have since upgraded my oven to a 90cm size and now my rangehood filter won’t fit and I’m devastated. It’s such an easy way to clean them and get rid of all the grease. I recommend you do this once a fortnight and to put them on a separate wash due to the amount of grease.

Lunch Cold Bags

I do pop mine in the dishwasher every now and then, but I still prefer to use the washing machine. I find they come out a little cleaner and smell better in the washing machine over the dishwasher.


Oven Racks

Another thing I can no longer pop in mine due to the size of my oven, but with my old oven, I’d pop these in once a fortnight to keep them clean and grease-free.


Fridge Racks, Shelving and Draws

I told you I put everything in the dishwasher! Same goes when I clean out my fridge once a fortnight. If it fits, it goes in.


Microwave Plate

This goes in every few days because my kids like to spill food in there and see how hard and crispy the food goes with each zap. I don’t rinse it off first, and it comes out shiny and clean.


I’m sure there are a few more things I have missed, so feel free to let me know what you put in your dishwasher and remember, I won’t be held reasonable for anything you destroy in the process lol.

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