Clean Up Broken Glass With A Potato

If you need to clean up tiny shards of glass, often a vacuum cleaner just won't do. Fortunately, you can easily clean it up with a raw potato.

Photo by Ripplestone Garden.

Weblog Real Simple recommends this method if you've broken some glass in your dishwasher:

Start by grabbing a flashlight and turning off the lights in your kitchen. Shine the flashlight in the bottom of the dishwasher. Any pieces of glass will catch the light so you can see where they are. Then take 1/2 of a raw potato, and while wearing thick gloves, run the potato over the glass shards. The glass will become embedded in the potato and be easy to remove.

The potato fits easily in your hand, and it's much safer than using a damp cloth.

How to Remove Broken Glass From Your Dishwasher [Real Simple via The Kitchn]


    "Clean Up Broken Glass With A Potato"
    Just make sure you get all the glass out before you use the spud for dinner!

    That might just be crazy enough to potato.

    I assume this also peels the potato?

    omg... this breaks potatoes into the multi billion dollar cleaning industry... potato shares anybody?

    Remind me not to eat mashed potato at your place.

    A slice of bread works better

      This has always been my solution. The softer and whiter the bread, the better it works.

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