Mum shares her top dishwasher hacks but not everyone's convinced

Would you rinse your vegetables in the DISHWASHER? ‘Super mum’ shares her unusual use for the appliance – but not everyone’s on board with the idea

  • A mum has divided the internet after revealing her top dishwasher hacks 
  • Perth housewife Carolina McCauley puts vegetables in her dishwasher
  • The mum’s fans were divided over the hack with many saying it’s ‘absurd’

Carolina McCauley is well-known for her handy housekeeping tips but even some of her most loyal fans claim the most recent video goes too far

A house-proud mum has divided opinion after claiming people should be using their dishwashers to clean everything from toys to fruit and vegetables.

Carolina McCauley is well-known for her handy housekeeping tips but even some of her most loyal fans claim the most recent video goes too far.

In the video the Perth-based mum puts toys, cleaning sponges and vegetables in her dishwasher.

‘They come out squeaky clean,’ she revealed, showing off a shining piece of celery.

But a dishwasher loaded with apples, carrots, zucchinis and kids’ toys appeared to be a giant step too far for many.

‘No ma’am. Love your page, but we not putting food in the dishwasher,’ one woman said, attracting 724 likes.

In the video the Perth-based mum puts toys, cleaning sponges and vegetables in her dishwasher


She shows before and after pictures of the dirt on her vegetables in the video

‘When people run out of content to post. It’s also concerning as there are people who are so clueless or simpleminded, that they might actually follow this blindly,’ another woman said.

One woman noted that her dishwasher cleans at over 100C, which would ruin most fruit and vegetables.

Others were concerned the popular cleaner would turn on her dishwasher before filling it properly.

‘We are supposed to be saving the environment and here you are running an empty dishwasher for likes,’ one woman said.

But some said the idea of putting vegetables through a cleaning cycle wasn’t as far fetched as it appeared.

‘A lot of restaurants throw their potatoes for baking through the dish washer to wash them before baking,’ one woman claimed.

Most people agreed rinsing their vegetables under the tap or soaking them in their sink was preferable. 

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