12 things you didn’t know you could clean in the dishwasher

The function of your dishwasher is pretty obvious: it’s right there in its name, after all. It’s for washing dishes. End of story. Right?

Well, yes. But there are lots of other things you can safely run through the dishwasher as well. Washing this stuff in the dishwasher is often and more effective than cleaning them by hand. (Unless otherwise noted, use the normal cycle.) Here are our top 10.