Dishes Still Wet After Running Through the Dishwasher? Try This

This dishwasher hack will dry your dishes in just five minutes!

Let’s face it—dishwashers have arguably become one of the most important kitchen appliances that most of us can’t live without. And for good reason, as they make cleaning up after any meal or cooking situation a breeze. However, it can still be tedious and time-consuming to dry a full rack of dishes if they’re still wet after a wash cycle.

Luckily, influencer Barbara Costello, aka the cleaning hack lifesaver whose TikTok handle is @brunchwithbabs, has graced us with a video that will save dishwasher owners tons of time. This time, Babs—who calls herself Grandma Babs—teaches viewers how to skip hand-drying dishes from the dishwasher using this hack.

Grandma Babs is no stranger to dishwasher hacks. Through her 2.7 million TikTok following, she’s taught users tons of cleaning hacks like how to load a dishwasher the right way. Babs also showcases other helpful kitchen hacks, like how to degrease sauce.

The dishwasher drying hack


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Rather than spend tons of time hand-drying your dishes—or letting them sit in the dishwasher for three days until they dry, as one user commented—Babs shows us an easy trick to speed up the process.

According to Babs, don’t waste your time hand-drying your dishes. Simply grab a terry-cloth dish towel, and at the end of the cleaning cycle, place the towel within the door of the dishwasher and close it. All you have to do is wait five minutes, and bam—the dishes are dry and ready to be put away!

Now that you know how to dry your dishwasher dishes faster, here’s a list of items you never knew you could clean in the dishwasher.

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Jessica Kaplan
Jessica Kaplan is an assistant editor who has written lifestyle content for Reader’s Digest, Family Handyman and The Healthy. Her expertise includes travel and restaurant news. These days, she creates timely trend content for Taste of Home. When she’s not writing, Jessica is bound to be planning out her next trip, trying out a new coffee spot or listening to a podcast.