I just read a fascinating article about ways we can use our dishwashers to do things other than washing dishes.

I'd actually heard of cooking fish in it before -- not sure whether I'd heard about that from an old "Hints from Heloise" column, or what. But this article is all about unconventional uses for your dishwasher, and I found the last tip -- about using Kool Aid to clean my dishwasher -- both fascinating and disturbing.

Fascinating that it is a relatively inexpensive product to use to scrub down the inside of your machine.

And disturbing in terms of what must be contained in the Kool Aid mix to make this possible.

Of course, we've all probably heard we can use Coca Cola to clean our toilets -- so I guess I'm not surprised.

Refreshing glass of water anyone?
Boomer in Chief of Boomer Women Speak and the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.