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Post# 1030413   4/21/2019 at 09:58 by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

I was wondering if anyone else has this issue. Whenever I wash plastic containers or cups, inevitably they'll get turned over during the cycle and fill with water. I open the door as soon as the drying cycle starts. The huge steam cloud comes out, then I dump the standing, steaming water in them down the sink. I also have to jiggle any plastic containers, because water builds up in the upside down rims.

If I don't do this, the hot water will keep steaming during the drying cycle and they'll never dry.


Post# 1030416 , Reply# 1   4/21/2019 at 10:10 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

You have to anchor these one way or another. I used to put a small oven rack like from a microwave or micro-convection oven, the smaller upper oven in a GE Americana range or the side oven from a 40" range over the section in the top rack where I loaded these. There is something sold online that is, I believe, a stretchy cover for the upper rack. I think Greg posted about these a long time ago. Some places like Bed Bash and Beyond sell racks that go in the bottom of double bowl kitchen sinks and these work well also for holding down lightweight items. If you already use these in your sink, using one on the upper rack not only holds down plastic items, but also gives it a good cleaning.

Post# 1030422 , Reply# 2   4/21/2019 at 11:55 by mrboilwash (Munich,Germany)        

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If a large item like a plastic container gets turned over and collects water I`d be way more concerned about dirt and detergent carry over into the last rinse than steam and the drying process.

Ikea has a cool food container system where the plastic lids fit both glass and plastic containers of the same line. I think it`s a great way to limit the use of plastic in the kitchen.


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Post# 1030438 , Reply# 3   4/21/2019 at 13:32 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I bought several of the anchor clips years ago that were provided as an accessory with some KitchenAid models.  The clip design was changed ("let's make it better!") and the newer style doesn't work on my DD racks so I can't get any more.  I also sometimes use clothespins to stabilize items from shifting on the side shelves.


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Post# 1030441 , Reply# 4   4/21/2019 at 13:43 by henene4 (Germany)        

I use plain loading strategy to keep that from happening and am about 75-90% sucessfull.

I angle items, load them under other larger items or the etagier on either side.
Loading them as second layer works well and so does loading a cup or glass standing on that slim rim or just plain touching them, friction is often sufficent.





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