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How to Dry Dishes Quicker with this Dishwasher Hack

A woman loads a dishwasher.

How often have you opened your clean dishwasher to find your dishes still somewhat wet? It’s frustrating to spend extra time drying the plates with a towel before putting them away. Thankfully, a trending dishwasher hack will save you extra time.

Rather than drying your dishes by hand, place a tea towel on the dishwasher door to absorb the moisture.

TikTok user @brunchwithbabs created this simple hack. She complained about having to dry her dishes while unloading the dishwasher but found a super easy solution.


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To try this out, place a tea towel on the dishwasher door. Then, close the door and let it sit for five minutes. You’ll be excited to find your dishes are dry and ready to put away.

The material from the tea towel quickly absorbs the condensation from the dishes in your machine. This easy trick speeds up the process of unloading the dishwasher and saves you time in the process.

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This TikTok user calls herself “everyone’s grandmother” and has close to 3M followers. Other users on the site love her simple and effective hacks.

Are you noticing that your dishwasher is no longer cleaning your dishes? Check out this tip to revamp your machine.

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Kelsey Opel is a freelance writer and digital storyteller based in Austin, Texas. She enjoys writing for food, entertainment and mental health spaces. Off the clock, she loves indulging in an avocado margarita and chips and queso at her favorite Tex-Mex spot in town. Read Full Bio »
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