15 Things You Never Knew You Could Put in the Dishwasher
Boots, toys, potatoes—all are dishwasher safe.
Pet toys and bowls
Good news, pet owners. Your furry friend’s toys and food bowl are probably safe to put in the dishwasher (check labels to be sure). We know you’d rather not wash dog slobber by hand anyway. If you’re not sure how often to throw these items in the dishwasher, here’s how often you should be cleaning everything in your house.
Putting sponges in a regular load on the “heated dry” setting, or the hottest cycle your dishwasher has, can kill 99.9 percent of germs. Since sponges can house 10 million bacteria per square inch, it’s definitely worth the wash. Your dishwasher isn’t the only appliance that can clean, check out these surprising things you can clean in your washing machine.