The correct way to stack the dishwasher, plus 8 other genius dishwashing hacks from the internet.

The correct way to stack the dishwasher, plus 8 other genius dishwashing hacks from the internet.
© Getty Images The correct way to stack the dishwasher, plus 8 other genius dishwashing hacks from the internet.

Can we acknowledge something for a minute?

Dishwashing sucks. A lot.

Nothing puts a dampener on cooking a delicious meal like taking a look at the absolute chaos of your kitchen afterward, and frankly we hate it.

But it doesn’t have to be that way!

The wonderful people of the internet have a few tips and tricks to take the sting out of dishwashing, and lucky for you, we’ve rounded them up right here for your convenience.

Here are nine hacks that will make your next load of dishwashing a breeze.

The easy way to fit more in your dishwasher.

TikTok creator and mum-of-four, Shannon Doherty, has shared her top tips for fitting those awkwardly-shaped plates and utensils in the dishwasher’s top shelf, and why did no one tell us about this sooner?

“Is the top shelf of your dishwasher too high to fit extra plates and other tall things?

“There [are] buttons on each side of the top shelf. Lower it and your plates fit right in.”

The foolproof way to dry your freshly cleaned dishes.

There’s nothing worse than waiting hours for your clean dishes to drip dry after they finish their dishwashing cycle. But @athomewithshannon says there’s an easy way to get them water-free, STAT.

“When your cycle ends grab a dish towel, lay it over the top, close the dishwasher, and let it wait 10 minutes. The dish towel absorbs all the water.”

The correct way to stack the dishwasher, plus 8 other genius dishwashing hacks from the internet.
Image: TikTok / @athomewithshannon

So. Handy.

The aluminium foil trick for sparkling silverware.

Home hacks TikTok creator, Carolina Mccauley, has a simple solution to scuffed up silverware, and all you need is a ball of tinfoil.

According to the user, if you scrunch up your foil into a ball and pop it in your cutlery basket, your knives and forks will be shining and scratch-free.


The rinse aid substitute you’ll definitely have in your home (and gets the job done just as well!)

According to Carolina Mccauley, all you need is vinegar to get your dishes clean – and it might even do a better job than your expensive rinse aid.

Save yo’self some cash!

The correct way to stack a dishwasher.

TikTok account, vinepair, claims there are a few rules when it comes to loading your dishwasher, and it does look pretty tidy, if we do say so ourselves.


  • place everything at random
  • place cups horizontally
  • place bowls on the bottom rack


  • place mugs on one side, and glasses on the other
  • place bowls on the top shelf, in the middle
  • lay long utensils between the bowls and cups
  • stack large plates on the bottom rack in the front row, and small plates in the back.
  • cutlery faces up

Oh, and while we’re at it, @bornunicornyt suggests you face your plates inwards — facing the middle of the dishwasher.

Taking notes.

The hands-free way to clean your blender.

Blenders are the WORST to clean. But @mama_mila_ has a solution.

“Blades are sharp and hard to properly clean,” she writes.

All you need to do is fill half of your blending cup with water and a squirt of dish soap, then blend it up.

We appreciate this.

The simple way to get your pesky slow cooker clean.

… Remember how we said blenders are the worst? We meant slow cookers.

Similar to our blending tip, all you need to do to get grime out of your slow cooker is fill it with soapy water, and turn it on a low heat for an hour.

Thank us later.

…That top rack in your dishwasher serves a purpose.

Okay, so apparently there’s a top rack in your dishwasher that’s made for cutlery?!

Let us explain.

@cleanfreak_cleaningco shared the lesson to TikTok this week writing: “I was today years old when I learned…”‘ alongside a video of her stacking the top dishwasher shelf with silverware.

This makes so much sense in hindsight.

The household product that gets cloudy glasses clear.

Glasses fogging up?

TikTok user @orcashopco has the answer to cloudy glassware, and all you need is white vinegar and a paper towel.

Polish your glass using a vinegar-soaked paper towel, and it will look good as new!

Life. Changed.

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