Dishwasher Baskets

Brittany - posted on 11/04/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




Have any of you tried these dishwasher baskets? I have absolutely no success with these, despite the multiple types I have tried.
I need to throw all my bottle parts in the dishwasher at one time and get them clean and ready to use again. But with any of the products I have tried, (like this one
I have had no success getting the parts clean. If you put more than two or three things in here, they don't get clean! I have only a few bottles a day since I am mainly breastfeeding, but I have pacifiers and teething toys that need clean too. So let's say that I run my dishwasher every other day. If I put in two nipples, two tops, two bases, and two base parts (since I use the Playtex VentAire natural shape bottles, then I have no room for the pacifier that fell on the floor at the grocery store (despite the fact that I use a clip), the teething toy that my dog picked up after my son left it on the floor, or the spoons that used to give him his fruit at lunch.
Don't even try the ones that have the nipple holder on top. You can only use the small nipples in those, and I don't because I use the larger nipples are more natural. And don't try to put more in there after you've closed the thing, because all the other ones will fall out.
Instead, I have resorted to the old-fashioned handwash and boil method. And while it takes an extra twenty minutes, I can't come up with a better solution. And by the way, this drying rack is the best: It lets me put all my stuff on there and collects the water at the bottom for me to empty later. No more towells laid out all over my counters taking up space while my things dry for a hour or two.
Any other experiences out there?

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Tiziana - posted on 11/04/2010




I use the munchkin basket, but not the xtra large one, and I have no problem getting everything clean. I use Avent bottles, I only use the basket for nipples, paci's and the small rings for the bottles, everything else I put on the top rack.

Melissa - posted on 11/04/2010




I use them and it works great...I switched to dishwasher because I got to overwhelmed with the amount of handwashing I was doing.....I dont use them the wway they tell you to...I use dr brown bottles and put the brown inserts in the under part and the nipples and spoons on top...the rest just rest in the top rack of my dishwasher...I also use an all natural detergant free of chlorine and other toxins. When i do hand wash my doc. and other research I have done says once at a certain age there is no real need to steralize them so I use dapple soap and hot water!

Chrystal - posted on 11/04/2010




Honestly, I think that handwashing is the best method. That's what I do, and I don't mind it all. I just wash them throw everything on the dryer rack on the counter and they are ready to go when needed. Good luck:)

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