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andie Report 28 Jul 2008 00:13

i cant believe that someone would put a toilet brush in the dish washer yuk yuk yuk.

there so cheap its better to buy new.

still nothing surprises me one of my mums old neighbours used to hoover her front lawn after she cut the grass.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Jul 2008 06:45

if you do put the pets bowls in them make sure you re rinse them before using for their food. Vets Tip ,
Some animals can get a sore mouth from licking their bowls which will still have rinse aid etc dried on them.
We had to take our old cat to the vet with mouth problems and he was diagnosed as being allergic to the bowls being washed in the dishwasher. I always rinse the bowls before I use them and our old cat was then fine,.current girl doesnt get any problems either


~~~Foxylady (with silverhair)~~~

~~~Foxylady (with silverhair)~~~ Report 28 Jul 2008 07:50

Hi Kay i've got a dishwasher like yours,only occasionly breaking down (man flu). YUK! the thought of toilet brushes in machine and flip flops YUK YUK!!!
>>>> runs too to throw up >>>>


Joanne in Burgess Hill™

Joanne in Burgess Hill™ Report 28 Jul 2008 07:57

I cook daily with wooden spoons, and always put them in dishwasher. Haven't damaged one yet.
I put one of those wooden/formica chopping boards through a few times, and it split in two.
Highly coloured food scraps (tomato sauce, beetroot) may plastic lunchboxes turn pink.

Joanne x


MarionfromScotland Report 28 Jul 2008 08:12

Ewwwww,yuk,loo brush

Not got a dish washer but have been think about it for a while...if I can get it to fit in etc.

If I get one I wont do my loo brush or baffies lol


♫ Penny €

♫ Penny € Report 28 Jul 2008 11:29

We had a water softener installed & was told don't add salt to dishwasher.
Also told to use less powder after too - don't know why as usually as you add salt the water would be soft anyway! Anyway used less & the stuff inside comes out just as clean !!

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 28 Jul 2008 12:00

We have a water softener too, the limescale around here is very I don't use salt, but do use rinse aid.....I can also use the cheapest dishwasher tabs and still get really good results....

....poster is right about glasses going cloudy over time.....and never put silver or silver plate in because the chemicals damage it....

....I have just put the guards where you rest the saucepans on the gas hob in the dishwasher......and I put in the shelves from the oven too.....

I have had dishwashers for many years....

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 28 Jul 2008 12:01

ps......a loo brush......really ??

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 28 Jul 2008 12:15

Wash a plastic shower head in the top basket (after rinsing)..comes up a treat...

Every month, pour a glass full of ordinary vinigar in the bottom of the machine & do an empty hot wash...comes up sparkling new & helps prevent limescale & white residue on the element in hard water areas (like ours)

This was recommended by a technician after we had teething troubles due to hard water, and just using tablets. Was also told to just use separate powder & rinse aid as this is better.

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 28 Jul 2008 12:18

Thanks for the tip about the vinegar Mildred......I only have malt.......I don't want to use the balsamic, that is too expensive to waste....

...will malt do the same....?

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 28 Jul 2008 12:19

Use the cheapest blue stripe Tescos one :o))


Bobtanian Report 28 Jul 2008 13:18

another tip............try to leave the door ajar. will help prevent that musty smell!