Unexpected Ways To Use And Misuse Your Dishwasher (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada     First Posted: 04/23/2012 8:16 pm   Updated: 09/06/2012 4:36 pm

Let's face it -- the majority of us hate washing the dishes. After a long day at work, we head home to cook dinner for ourselves and family, so the last thing we want to worry about is the stack of plates crusting over in our sink.

And while the dishwasher always comes to the rescue in such situations, have you ever wondered whether the dirty pots and pans you're stuffing in there are actually allowed to be, well, in there? And what of those unexpected things that are lying around your home that can actually be thrown in (rumour has it, you can even cook food in your dishwasher)?

Want to learn more? Here's a handy (almost) A to Z guide of the unexpected things you can and can't do with your plate-cleaning contraption.

Don't forget to tweet us at @HuffPostCaStyle about what you do with your dishwasher.

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Don't waste your time cleaning small toys or action figures by hand -- throw them into a mesh lingerie bag and leave them on the top rack of your dishwasher.
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