A friendly tip from your local & trusted pros at True Plumbing of Fort Worth. When it comes to personal care items: toothbrushes, toothbrush holders, gooey soap dishes, nail brushes, plastic makeup brushes and bathtub drain plugs all benefit from an occasional run through the dishwasher. Place on the top rack with smaller items tucked in a dishwasher basket, and was, like the rest of these items, on a normal cycle with your other dishes.
Dishwashers are real time-savers for cleaning many household and personal items – just like it makes quick work of dirty plates and cups. As you will see, lots of other stuff will get squeaky-clean in there, too! Most things can be washed using the normal cycle, but some things the settings will be different. One great option is to put hats on the top rack, head opening down, on a separate rack – it is a fantastic way to make sure hats keep their shapes.
Most dishwasher-safe toys are labeled accordingly on the package or manufacturer’s website. However, if you are not sure whether the material will hold up in the dishwasher, just to be safe, you can also soak toys in 1 part bleach to 10 parts water, and rinse well. Rope toys and rawhide chews cannot be cleaned; toss when slimy and icky.