The dishwasher is one of the most valuable appliances when cleaning up around the house. They can save you time and effort when cleaning up after meals. However, dishwashers can also be a source of contention in the home. Some people believe they are necessary home appliances, while others believe they waste time and money. A dishwasher is a household appliance typically used to wash dishes and other eating utensils. Dishwashers installed by professional plumber Burleigh Heads can come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can be either freestanding or built-in. But did you know that there are a few unusual things that you can put in the dishwasher and get clean?


Here are a few of the weirdest things you can put in your dishwasher:



You may want to throw your child’s toys in the dishwasher if they look grubby. It would help if you only remembered to place them on the dishwasher’s top rack, so they do not get damaged.


Shower heads 

Shower heads can get pretty dirty from all the soap scum and water. To clean them, put them in the dishwasher installed by professional plumber Burleigh Heads on the delicate cycle.


Makeup brushes  

You can keep your makeup brushes looking brand new by giving them a quick clean in the dishwasher after each use. You can place them on the top rack of the dishwasher and allow them to air dry afterwards.


Car mats 

Car mats can get pretty dirty from all the dirt and mud. To clean them, put them in the dishwasher on the delicate cycle.



Believe it or not, you can clean your shoes in the dishwasher! Don’t forget to place them on the top rack of your dishwasher and out of the way of any water jets to keep them dry.


Pet bowls

Give your pet’s bowl a thorough clean by popping it in the dishwasher installed by professional plumber Burleigh Heads. Just make sure to put it on the bottom rack so it doesn’t get damaged.


Refrigerator shelves 

You might not be able to fit your entire fridge in the dishwasher, but you can wash removable shelves and drawers there. Give them a good scrubbing before putting them back in your fridge.


Pros and Cons of cleaning unusual objects in the Dishwasher







Dishwashers are designed for the automatic cleaning of dishes and cutlery. Unlike manual dishwashing, which relies mainly on physical scrubbing to remove soiling, dishwashers use water, mechanical action, and heat to remove food and other types of soil from dishware. Dishes have been known to move around or even disappear altogether. Sometimes, strange noises can be heard coming from the dishwasher. If you notice any strange behaviour from your dishwasher, don’t panic and contact professional plumber Burleigh Heads at WPH Plumbing.