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post #1 of 16
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How do you keep little things (small containers and measuring cups for example) from tipping over and getting all filled up with dirty water? I suppose I need to weigh them down with something else. Anybody got any tips or tricks?
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by PurrPaws
How do you keep little things (small containers and measuring cups for example) from tipping over and getting all filled up with dirty water? I suppose I need to weigh them down with something else. Anybody got any tips or tricks?
Hmmm... I usually put my measuring cups on the top rack upside down - and they usually stay that way and get all cleaned out - no dirty water!
post #3 of 16
Good question! I usually try to wedge them between heavier items, but it doesn't always work.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Hmmm... I usually put my measuring cups on the top rack upside down - and they usually stay that way and get all cleaned out - no dirty water!


And at the last place we rented the dishwasher there was like 15-20 years old!
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Hmmm... I usually put my measuring cups on the top rack upside down - and they usually stay that way and get all cleaned out - no dirty water!
I do this as well. It almost always works, if not then trying putting a heavy spoon on top of the measuring cup.
post #6 of 16
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I do put them on the top rack, but my dw has a second sprayer for the top rack, so they get tipped over and not really clean.

I will try the heavy spoon thing next time.
post #7 of 16
Hand wash those items?
post #8 of 16
Mine also tip over sometimes. Depending on the size, I put the items in with the utensils.
post #9 of 16
I can't figure out how to keep that from happening either. Usually I'll just do what someone else mentioned and handwash them. I'll have to rewash them regardless, after filling with all that yucky water. Another annoying thing I've noticed is that the dirty water gets trapped on the tops of my glasses, which have little decorative indentations. I've found that using the heavy cycle, along with Cascade ultra and putting them on the bottom helps prevent that problem.
post #10 of 16
My mother has a dishwasher, and was trying to keep the sippy cup tops, and bottles, and nipples from flying around in there too. (I have a two-year old, and she's like the only baby-sitter I can trust)

ANYHOW-

She got one of these:
http://www.organize.com/todiba.html?...7-8315f6886f24

Works great.

I dont think it's the same one, but there's so many out there.
post #11 of 16
I bought a little wire bin that I keep in one corner in the top rack for this little stuff works great!! I think I got it at Bed, Bath and Beyond or Linen N Things-check out the sections of stores that carry organizer stuff.
post #12 of 16
My measuring cups have a hole in the handle so I just put one of the prongs on the upper rack through that. They don't flip over.
post #13 of 16
I usually put them in with the utensils and they never get water in them that way. The cups with the indents though I still have to use a paper towel and dry them before I take them out so they don't get water all over everything.
post #14 of 16
my measuring cups go in and I try to get the handles to go under a cup...
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by jugen
I usually put them in with the utensils and they never get water in them that way. The cups with the indents though I still have to use a paper towel and dry them before I take them out so they don't get water all over everything.
My untensil baket isn't tall enough. It's the kind that goes into the door. Anyway, I think I'll look for one of those basket thingees.
post #16 of 16
Lucky Cats!!! I don't have a dishwasher.... I AM the dishwasher...
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