Man's seemingly obvious “dishwasher hack" is blowing everyone's minds.
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.