The last time I tried to put something in our dishwasher, I found some of my grandson's toys in there. I guess that's his favorite hiding place. You can wash a lot more than dishes in your dishwasher according to an article in Onecrazyhouse.com. I have already spotted two things we have in our home that I'll run through the dishwasher. Read the article, and I'll bet you'll find a couple too. By the way, kids toys do come sparkling clean......I'm just sayin.