Five Home Hacks for Your Dishwasher
The latest trends in homemaking tell us that it’s not only people who multitask well, our appliances do, too! From extracting more juice from your lemons by microwaving them, to using your oven to store your knits – the possibilities are endless as more people start to hack their everyday lives using the tools – and appliances – at their disposal. With these latest trends in mind, we’ve put together a list of alternative uses for your dishwasher. You’d never guess just how much you can pull off with the help of this steely kitchen staple.
Wash your makeup brushes
Dirty makeup brushes can clog up pores and lead to acne, so it’s a good idea to give them a regular, thorough cleaning to ensure that your face is always fresh! Simply pop your makeup brushes into the empty cutlery basket of your dishwasher and set it for a regular cycle. Once done, remove and dry at room temperature. There you go! Clean brushes for a healthy glow.
Clean pet toys
When cleaning our homes, we often forget about the amount of germs our pets’ toys can harbour. Well, there’s no need to hand wash Butch’s favourite ball. Simply stack all of your pet’s toys in the empty glass tray of your dishwasher, add Sunlight Extra Power Machine Dishwashing Tablets and set for a regular cycle. The toys will come out clean and ready to play fetch!
Caps and hats
Caps and hats need a good cleaning too. But it’s difficult to find a cleaning technique that doesn’t compromise the shape. Washing your cap or hat in the dishwasher ensures that it gets a good clean without being bent out of shape due to the presence of other laundry items. Simply place your caps onto an empty tray in the dishwasher, add Sunlight Extra Power Machine Dishwashing Tablets and set for a short cycle. Otherwise, be sure to check out our other alternative cleaning technique on how to clean a hat here.
Clean potatoes for your dinner party
If you’re anything like us, you love entertaining large groups of friends at home, and that means that you spend a lot of time prepping in the kitchen. If you’re planning a big meal containing potatoes but you don’t have the time to give them a good old scrub, all that you have to do is place them in an empty dishwasher and set to a rinse only cycle. Presto! Clean potatoes for the perfect dish.
Light fixtures and lamp covers
This is definitely a tip that you need to remember the next time that you spring-clean your home. Dust continuously collects on light fixtures and lamp covers throughout the house. In order to ensure that you get the brightest shine from your lights, remember that fixtures and lamp covers can be washed in the dishwasher too. Simply add Sunlight Extra Power Machine Dishwashing Tablets, or Sunlight Dishwashing Powder, and select the glass cleaning cycle. If possible, avoid or skip the heat drying option.
We know that multitasking is an important skill, and that’s why we’ve created Sunlight cleaning products for almost every cleaning task in your home. For more information about the Sunlight Extra Power Machine Dishwashing Tablets mentioned in this article, view our product page here.