Here’s why you should put a ball of aluminum foil in your dishwasher

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Definitely worth trying!

If there’s one thing we hate doing, it’s the dishes. That’s why we love dishwashers. Want to get the most out of your dishwasher? Throw a ball of aluminum foil in there!

Life hacks

Aluminum foil is one of those things that’s got lots of great uses. Not just for covering things up or using when you’re preparing food in the oven. And foil can be used for some of the best life hacks. For example, wrap your keys or feet in aluminum foil. And don’t forget, put a ball of aluminum foil in the dishwasher. Uh, what?


In the dishwasher

Rinsing dishes off before putting them in the dishwasher is something some people do and others don’t. This has caused quite a discussion. Because why would you rinse them off if you’ve got a dishwasher to do all the dirty work? Or will it not come out clean enough otherwise? Whatever the case may be, sometimes you just get those pesky bits of food left on your silverware or dishes after putting them through the dishwasher. Is this something you deal with often? A ball of aluminum foil could definitely do the trick.

Want to know exactly how this works? Read more on the next page.

TikTok Hack

On the video platform TikTok we see lots and lots of brilliant housekeeping hacks. This is how we learned about the pros of using a ball of aluminum foil in the dishwasher. This life hack is so easy that we’re definitely going to try it. Everyone has a roll of aluminum foil at home and we all want clean dishes without too much hassle!

Shiny Silverware

Forks, spoons, and especially knives often come out of the dishwasher still looking dirty. The ball of aluminum foil makes sure that it comes out extra clean according to the Australian Caroline McCauley on TikTok. Your silverware will look as clean as the day you bought it. And it’s not because the foil scrubs the filth off of your silverware, it has to do with a chemical reaction between the aluminum and the ingredients in your dishwasher pods.

This is how you do it

Even a kid can do the dishes! Make a ball from a piece of aluminum foil and place it in the silverware basket of the dishwasher. Then run it on the standard setting and don’t forget the dishwasher pad. Your cutlery will now come out of the machine looking radiant! You can see it in the video below:@carolina.mccauley


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