8 things you can do with your dishwasher (that don't involve washing dishes)

Having had to wash my dishes by hand for a good chunk of my life, I truly appreciate how great dishwashers are. There's nothing better than packing away messy plates after a party and waking up to them being squeaky clean and ready for breakfast.

But why just do one thing? As it turns out, your dishwasher can take care of a number of unexpected tasks.

Take a look through our slideshow to see how you can multitask while cleaning up!

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