Surprising Kitchen Items You Can Clean in the Dishwasher

The dishes, cups and utensils you place in your dishwasher are likely all made of glass, plastic or metal. If you look around, there are plenty of other things in your kitchen made of the same materials. For that reason, you can make the most of your new dishwasher installation in Maryland by cleaning more than just dinnerware!

Refrigerator Shelves, Bins
If you’d prefer not to hand-wash these while cleaning down the refrigerator, you can run them through a cycle in the dishwasher.

Kitchen Sponges, Brushes
These kitchen tools are notorious for collecting tons of bacteria, and should be cleaned regularly. Whenever you wash a load of dishes, place your sponges and brushes in the utensil holder.

Oven Mitts (Silicone)
To remove food residue, you can place oven mitts made of silicone on the top rack of the dishwasher.

Kitchen Hardware
While stove knobs and metal cabinet handles may be some of the last things you think of cleaning in your kitchen, their frequent use can make them dirty quickly. If they’re removable, you can put them in the utensil holder of your dishwasher.

Microwave Turntable
For easy cleaning, you can run the removable turntable in your microwave through a dishwasher cycle.

Range Hood Filters
A dirty stove hood filter can attract pests and decrease indoor air quality. A weekly cleaning in a dishwasher will help keep it clean so it doesn’t block the vent.