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People Are Putting Aluminum Foil in Their Dishwashers and It’s Genius

Your daily nightly cleanup may include wiping the counters, soaking frying pans, and loading the dishwasher with dirty dishes, but that might now change thanks to TikTok.

Although if you notice your silverware looking a little rusty since the day you bought it or your utensils come out of the dishwasher with watermarks, this lifestyle home hack will bring the shine back to your silverware as if it was brand new out of the box.

Thanks to TikToker @_catben_ who showed her followers what an after dark kitchen cleanup looks like, viewers were quick to notice that aluminum foil was apart of the TikToker’s daily cleanup!

Courtesy of @_catben_

Many social media users were quick to ask in the comment section the purpose of ripping a piece of aluminum foil, crumbling it up in a ball and tossing it in the dishwasher.

Courtesy of @_catben_

According to the creator of the video, tossing in a ball of aluminum foil in one of the silverware cubbies helps make the silverware look shinier and remove’s pesky water spots.

Alongside your regular dishwasher pods or liquid detergent, remember to rip a small piece of Reynold’s Wrap, squish it into a ball, and throw it into the dishwasher for your next cleaning cycle to omit water stains and create shinier looking forks, knives, and spoons!

Debbie Garman

Saturday 1st of January 2022

I appreciate the free information as I had not heard this "foil ball" thing before.


Friday 31st of December 2021

It's nothing new about the foil in silverware. Restaurants have been doing it for ages.

Rose Hill

Friday 31st of December 2021

Thank you for the free advice especially on Sunspot as they're calling different names I appreciate the free advice since I can never afford anything on SS ID God bless and happy New Year sincerely Rose