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Dishing the dirt

If you thought dishwashers were simply for getting plates, glasses, pots, pans, and silverware clean, think again.

A recent Jenn-Air Come Clean Survey revealed that many people have come up with creative - although not recommended - uses for the popular appliance. They have utilized it to hard-boil eggs, steam potatoes, carrots, and salmon, and even defrost the Thanksgiving turkey.

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Among the most unexpected items cleaned in a dishwasher: baby toys, baseball caps, yard tools, eyeglasses, car parts, combs, toothbrushes, pantyhose, and plastic flowers.

Source: Jenn-Air

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