We’re reviving an old-school Consumerist feature last seen circa 2008: the Comment of the Day. On this morning’s post about cleaning ‘taters and cooking salmon in the dishwasher, commenter Pasketti observed that only a dishwasher that is itself clean can clean your potatoes properly.
Maybe if I’d cleaned the dishwasher out beforehand.
What’s that you say? How can a dishwasher not be clean? It cleans dishes, surely it cleans itself as a side effect?
When they took phosphates out of the detergent, our dishwasher stopped cleaning the dishes as well as it used to. A coating of slime and funk started appearing in nooks and crannies. It eventually got so thick that I had to partially disassemble the dishwasher to clean it out.
I discovered that if I run it empty with some bleach and OxiClean it will clean it out really well, so I haven’t had to disassemble it again.
I also picked up some TSP, and put a tablespoon or so into every load.
The closest I’ve come to this is thawing Toaster Strudel icing packets by putting them in my bra.