dish·​wash·​er | \-ˌwȯ-shər, -ˌwä-\

Definition of dishwasher 

1 : a worker employed to wash dishes

2 : a machine for washing dishes

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Correlle plates and serving platters: Available in different patterns and colors, Correlle dinnerware comes with a three-year replacement warranty against breaking, is lightweight and thin, and is safe to use in microwaves, dishwashers, and ovens. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 Another bonus with the Joseph Joseph is that unlike some of the parts of an Instant Pot, the entire cooker can be easily tossed in the dishwasher when you’re done. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "You'll Never Cook Rice on the Stove Again Thanks to This Microwave Rice Cooker," 16 Oct. 2018 When washing plastic food storage in a dishwasher, be sure to keep it on the top shelf. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Clean All Your Food Storage Containers," 14 Oct. 2018 There are even adjustable suction cups to offer more stability, and the self-draining trays are removable and dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. Maria Cassano, Allure, "The 15 Best Shower Organizers You Can Get Online Right Now," 5 Aug. 2018 The tariffs total more than $30 billion and are on a wide range of Chinese goods, including jet engines and dishwasher parts. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "News stories you may have missed during family separations uproar," 22 June 2018 His colleagues seem to read from a script; buying his wife a dishwasher becomes a crisis of identity. Diana Tourjée, Time, "Pose Shines a Revolutionary Spotlight on Trans Lives," 31 May 2018 These can be hand-washed or blasted in the dishwasher after use, but nonstick pans usually need to be chucked after a year or two at most, says Stapf. Nicole Spector /, NBC News, "The kitchen is the germiest room. Here's how to deep clean everything.," 3 July 2018 While in use, toys should be cleaned with disinfecting wipes and rinsed once a week, and sippy cups should be disassembled and cleaned on high heat in in the dishwasher. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "Most Sippy Cups and Kids' Bath Toys are Covered in Bacteria, Mold, and Fecal Matter," 14 June 2016

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First Known Use of dishwasher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of dishwasher

: a person whose job is to wash dishes in a restaurant

: a machine that is used to wash dishes

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