• How to clean up broken glass in a dish-washer

    From Carla@21:1/5 to All on Tue Nov 8 01:44:01 2016
    XPost: rec.food.equipment, alt.home.repair

    replying to domtam, Carla wrote:
    hi This just happened to me this morning. First of all I swore and then swore some more. The i got busy picking out all of the large pieces and them all
    the medium and small pieces. When i couldn't get any more of the pieces out,
    I took paper towel and soaked up all of the water. A lot of the smaller
    pieces i couldn't pick up without cutting myself came up with the water on the paper towel. when the inside of the dishwasher was dry, I then went to the store and bought 3 cans of the pillsbury biscuits that need to be baked (generic version). I open up the can and flattened out one biscuit and then just patted the inside of the dishwasher to pick up any remaining shards of glass. And repeat and repeat until all glass shards are gone. Please keep in mind that you should dry the inside of the dishwasher with paper towel as much a possible beforehand. I took the bottom rack out and then i took out the little mesh basket that catches all the crud, and dried that out with paper towel and then used a biscuit to get any remaining shard of glass out of that.

    What a nightmare- but it worked. I didn't want to spend $50 on a shop vac. this cost me about $6 for the paper towels which i already had and the biscuits.

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  • From Your Mother@21:1/5 to All on Wed Aug 7 18:14:02 2019
    XPost: rec.food.equipment, alt.home.repair

    replying to domtam, Your Mother wrote:

    This usually happens when something strikes a glass object during the wash cycle. Or, if you are like me, you are unloading clean dishes and drop a
    plate unto a glass bowl still in the dishwasher. However it happened, it stinks,

    Here is what I did.

    #1 Take all of the non-broken stuff out of the dishwasher and set it on the counter, you're going to run it through again to get rid of any hidden glass shards.

    #2 Then CAREFULLY pick up the large shards of glass (use leather gloves if you have them). Try to pick up anything large enough that you don't have to touch the sharp edges. When in doubt, leave it for
    the next step.

    When I deal with broken glass I always put it in a container separate from my trash can. That way no one gets cut emptying the trash, and when I put it out on the curb I label it so the trash guys don't get a bad surprise.

    #3. After the big pieces have been removed, take an old nylon stocking (no holes) and slide it over the end of the hose of your vacuum. Then vacuum out the bottom of the dishwasher, If the stocking
    gathers a lot of glass, cut the power on the vacuum and let the glass fall into your container.

    #4. After you have vacuumed everything out, take a lent roller and roll it
    all over the inside of your washer, changing sheet as needed. This works if the insider of your washer is dry. If it is still wet, use
    a wet paper towel, but use gloves to avoid shards in your hands.

    #5. I then put the used lint roller sheets (or paper towel), and old stocking in the same container as the broken glass.

    #6. Run a rinse cycle with the dishwasher empty and then reload the dishes
    and run a full cycle and you should be in the clear.

    * If you really want to go the extra mile after you run the dishes through again, you could remove the dishwasher's filter and rinse it to remove any glass. But at that point the shards should be out of circulation and no
    longer be a risk if they just remain in the filter.

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