Dishwasher Tester · 10 January 2013

I sometimes wonder if we could figure out what food is unhealthy to eat merely by looking at what gets stuck on the dishes when they go through the dishwasher. I know it is a crazy thought, but think about it. If foods stay on the plates after going through the dishwasher, might they not also be getting stuck in our systems in a bad way?

Our dishwasher manual says that we really do not need to rinse the dishes before putting them in and washing. Naturally, I tried that at first, but as time went by, I found that there are certain foods that do not get washed off the plates. Certain foods that even stick like glue. Especially, if those foods have been drying on the plates for more than a few hours. I wondered if the foods that stick like glue are also the foods that clog arteries and do other bad things to the body.

Most of the foods that seem to stick in our dishwasher are dairy foods. I do not know how often I find cheese stuck to plates that I need to chisel off after they have gone through the drying cycle. Sometimes, even the last little bit of ice cream or milk gets dried onto the bottom of a bowl and does not come off in the dishwasher.

I have always liked dairy, but it has not always liked me. However, it does seem to like the plates and bowls we run through the dishwasher.

While I am sure it is not a definitive test, I still wonder if foods that remain stuck to plates after being run through the contraption are bad for you. I still wonder if we could determine what food is unhealthy just by using the dishwasher as a tester.

© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi

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