Hook dirty flip flops into the top rack so they stay in place during high water pressure cycles.
Your hairbrush can hold almost 3,500 colonies of bacteria, according to University of Arizona research. Remove any stray hairs and drop your brush in the silverware tray for a thorough cleanse. Remember: Only plastic brushes or combs. Wooden or boar-bristle brushes will get ruined.
Making mashed potatoes for your next big potluck? Cut your preparation time and wash your spuds on a rinse-only cycle—no detergent!—on the top shelf. Here are some other surprising things your dishwasher can do.