Dog Toys. Throw Fido a (sanitized) bone. Heavy-duty rubber chew toys (you know, the ones that your dogs slobber on day-in and day-out) can go into the dishwasher for a quick clean and sanitization.
Hats. You could toss your baseball cap into the washing machine, but then your perfectly curved hat bill will be ruined. Put your hat (if it’s cotton and machine washable) in the top rack of the dishwasher to clean and maintain the shape of your favorite hat.
Hub Caps. Yep. No need to detail your car when you can just take it apart and place the hubcaps and bolts (in a mesh bag) in the dishwasher with some white vinegar.
Shoes. You knew you could wash your shoes in the washing machine, but who wants to listen to repetitive clunking for an hour and a half? Place your shoes (remove the inserts!), rubber rain boots, or plastic sandals in the top rack of the dishwasher and skip the drying cycle. Problem solved.
Stove Knobs. They’re grimy and greasy, and you know it. Wiping them down never really does the trick. Wash those dirty knobs in the dishwasher and give your stove some good clean loving while you’re at it.
Julie Ruggirello is the recipe at The Daily Meal and has apparently been under-utilizing her home appliances. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.