Dishwashers by the numbers

January 26, 2011
70

Percentage of U.S. homes with a dishwasher

(Source: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers)

3 Things...

You shouldn't put in a dishwasher:

-Insulated travel mugs

-Wooden spoons

-Wooden cutting boards

You didn't realize you could put in a dishwasher:

-Rain boots

-Flip flops

-Plastic toys in mesh bags on the top rack

(Source: Nicole Sforza, Real Simple senior editor)

13

Average life expectancy of a dishwasher in years

(Source: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers)

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