Your dishwasher is a great help in the kitchen, but it can be put to many more uses than just cleaning plates and saucepans. Real Simple suggests a few other items you can clean.
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You can pop baseball caps in your dishwasher to get them cleaned with a minimum of fuss. And, if you're tired of scrubbing footwear by hand, let the machine do the work:
Rain boots should have the liners removed and lie horizontally. Hook flip-flops on tines in the top rack. (FYI, Crocs are not dishwasher-safe.)
It's not just clothing, either. If you ever need to wash a large number of potatoes, you dishwasher can help with that too. Just fill up the top shelf of the washer and run a cycle -- just don't use any detergent!
Surprising Uses for Your Dishwasher [Real Simple]