Guys, we totally know what to do with that otherwise-useless dishwasher you have. Do some cooking.
Consumerist brought us to this fascinating story from Real Simple about what can and can't go in your dishwasher, and two items stood out to us: potatoes and salmon.
According to the masters of multitasking, "Potatoes can get nice and clean in the top rack with a rinse-only cycle (no detergent). Sound crazy? It makes mashed potatoes for 20 a lot quicker," they write.
As for salmon? Wrap it up in some foil with some lime juice, salt, and pepper, and run the dishwasher on normal. Why you would, according to Real Simple: "It’s an Internet cliché that happens to work. Impress friends! Make kids laugh!"
But of course, this tends to leave your dishwasher smelling like fish, according to the Real Simple staff. "Plus, you’re actually cooking the salmon with your crusty dishes and coffee-stained mugs." Yikes.
Commenters on the other hand think this is perfectly normal. "To all of the doubters out there, you don't know what you're missing! I've been making this dish for years and my whole family loves it. And my dishwasher and dishes are not fishy at all!" one wrote on the recipe comments.
Other dishwasher cooking ideas that we are too nervous to try out: carrots, corn, and maybe broccoli?