One man’s observation about his dishwasher may change the way you do dishes forever.
No one likes doing the dishes, but the tedious chore is made much easier when using a dishwasher. However, an alarming amount of people have reported that their dishwashers can actually make the job harder because they don't properly fit their dishes.
And that’s where Twitter user Mike McLoughlin (@zuroph) comes in.
Back in January, McLoughlin made an observation about his dishwasher that would change the way he does dishes forever. For a decade, the Irishman thought that the bottom rack of his washer simply was too small for his large dinner plates. Then he made an amazing discovery:
I moved into this house in 2008. It always annoyed me that the lower level of the dishwasher wasn’t tall enough to… https://t.co/VC9wCf34Yu— Mike McLoughlin (@Mike McLoughlin) 1517003779
The tweet went totally viral, and was shared over 14,000 times. He even tweeted a picture to show just how much he could fit in the dishwasher now that he knows the racks are adjustable:
For those who asked, the workhorse of a dishwasher that’s lasted somewhere between 10-15 years is an Izzi by Zanuss… https://t.co/gJROyItaSI— Mike McLoughlin (@Mike McLoughlin) 1518694992
The “hack” (is it still called a hack if the appliance is doing what it is supposed to be doing?) blew people's minds:
@zuroph 18 YEARS! I've had mine 18 years and only just realised! I used to lie the plates down so they would wash!… https://t.co/tpuXZ4WlPP— Toby 🏳️🌈 (@Toby 🏳️🌈) 1517139180
The magic of twitter. 5 years of confusion about why my dishwasher was the only one on the planet that didn’t fit n… https://t.co/5sYo7knbkm— Lisa Power (@Lisa Power) 1517070654
@zuroph O. M. G. I hate that my dishwasher is too short for my plates. Every time I load it, I shout "who designed… https://t.co/gPo4DAw9Bi— Sidney Merritt (@Sidney Merritt) 1532897605
@zuroph Omg. This is breaking news to me. I avoid my dinner plates all the time. You’re my kind of genius.— Edel Walsh (@Edel Walsh) 1517011431
@zuroph Woke up this morning. Saw your tweet. Leapt out of bed and feverishly emptied top rack of dishwasher. Voila… https://t.co/NxQmRJVDPQ— 🕯 Tina Kulski 💧🌾 (@🕯 Tina Kulski 💧🌾) 1517180839
@zuroph @InTheseHeels err, not only you mate. I've been in this house 4 years and didn't realise... https://t.co/rGm3EnbTTd— Deep Wookiee (@Deep Wookiee) 1517047278
But other people were basically like, “seriously, dude?”
@zuroph @NashBromo Your dishwasher: https://t.co/YBJemGQVAx— 𝐓imes𝐍𝐞𝐰Holidays (@𝐓imes𝐍𝐞𝐰Holidays) 1517150751
While a group of others tried to one-up McLoughlin with stories of their own:
@zuroph Makes 2 years of luke warm showers in my current house before I realised the tap came OUT and left for ulti… https://t.co/VyYIGvGcLd— Swimmers Jackson (@Swimmers Jackson) 1517045609
@zuroph @TimAdamsWrites Haha, brilliant. My car key central locking is dodgy so I've been getting in on passenger s… https://t.co/R665S5waoV— Sharon Diviney (@Sharon Diviney) 1517481364
@zuroph Thats neat but hold my beer😎....my friend just found out in 2017 that her kitchen HAD a dishwasher. She tho… https://t.co/z95oWlkeYS— Ay Fabulous (@Ay Fabulous) 1517099722
@zuroph @limertilly This is a bit how I felt when I discovered protective film on my fridge, five years after I got it.— Mme Decadent Sneezy-Bottom 😷💙 (@Mme Decadent Sneezy-Bottom 😷💙) 1517061649
Try this one on for size. I grew up in anAsian house hold and thought it was only a drying rack until sophmore year… https://t.co/8zbtJKtqIc— Jeremy Le (@Jeremy Le) 1532931696
Okay, go on and check your own dishwasher. You know you want to.