Every once in a while, we all buy the wrong tablets for our washing machine. Sometimes, they don’t fit in size, which is quite irritating as there’s not a lot you can do with these tablets rather than use them to wash your dishes. However, according to one of our readers, dishwasher tablets can be used for more than just dish washing – they have a wide range of uses which will surprise you.
Here are some surprising uses for dishwashing tablets:
Clean the oven
Did you know that dishwasher tablets can help you clean the oven? Cleaning the oven is not a simple task – it can be quite challenging, with even the harshest products not doing anything to the burnt gunk. Luckily, you can clean your oven with the help of a dishwashing tablet. Open the pill and put it in warm water, then wait until the powder dissolves and use the mixture to clean your oven with a wet sponge. Trust us – the results will be amazing!
Clean your cookware
Our cookware is probably the dirtiest thing in the kitchen right after the oven. The pots and pans can become ruined after only a short time, and the burnt-in stains are pretty difficult to clean. Luckily, dishwashing tablets will resolve this problem easily too. Crush a tablet and add the powder in hot water, then soak the pieces of cookware in the mixture until the morning. Take them out and wash them nicely when you get up, and they will look as good as new!
A solution made of dishwashing tablets and warm water can act as an effective fabric bleacher. This mixture will make your white clothes even whiter and remove all the dark spots and stains from them. However, this works for white things only – if you put colored clothes in, they may become discolored. Just soak your stained clothes in the mixture for a few hours, then give them a wash to make them pearly white again.
Clean your walls
If there are greasy stains on your walls you just can’t get rid of, you can do it with the help of dishwashing tablets. Dissolve one tablet in water and scrub your walls with a sponge soaked in the mixture to get rid of any stain without damaging your walls.
Clean your washing machine
Dishwashing tablets are great for cleaning the washing machine drum and cleaning the machine in general. Experts recommend running the machine with nothing more than a dishwashing tablet once a month – just put the pill in the powder compartment and run a full cycle to clean your machine and extend its longevity.
The dishwashing tablets are ideal for cleaning anything plastic including deckchairs, swings, plastic garden furniture and more. They will clean anything off the plastic and make it look spotless.
Clean your kitchen utensils
If your kitchen utensils are full of plaque that won’t go away, dissolve a dishwashing pill in water and soak the utensils in the mixture. This will remove the plaque in just a few hours and make the utensils shiny again.
Clean your metal cutlery
If your metal cutlery has lost its shine, soak it in a mixture made of a dishwashing tablet and water. This will bring back the cutlery’s shine and make it look as good as new.
Clean your plastic utensils
Plastic kitchen utensils are useful, but they tend to absorb odors and can easily become stained. To resolve this problem, soak them in a solution made of water and a dishwashing tablet and the problem will be gone.
Clean your toilet bowl
To clean and disinfect your toilet bowl, all you need to do is throw a dishwashing tablet in and leave it overnight. In the morning, flush the toilet and your bowl will be pearly white again.
If you’re thinking on what dishwashing tablets are the best, we don’t have a clear winner. Sometimes, even the most expensive and high-quality tablets won’t dissolve fully, and sometimes they can block the access to the water in the machine. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can find online recipes for DIY chemical-free dishwashing tablets and try them.