Do you wash your sex toys in the dishwasher?

B8trDude B8trDude
I've noticed several reviews where people mention washing their toys in a dishwasher. Do/would you do that with your sex toys?
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Yes
38  (7%)
No
443  (87%)
Other (describe below)
26  (5%)
Total votes: 507
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09/28/2010
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Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Can't say I have, and I can say I wouldn't
09/28/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
I've always heard that when you wash a toy in the dishwasher that you should use no soap, place it on the upper rack, and wash the toy separate from dishes.

1. This seems like a wasteful amount of water to me for just one toy (or even for several). And I don't want to wait until I have enough toys needing thorough cleaning to fill up the entire upper rack. I can just boil my toy in a pot with much less water and in a much quicker time span. The water also gets much, much hotter when boiling it, thus more effectively cleaning the toy, IMO.

2. The hot water heater in our apartment does not get our water very hot AT ALL. So, I would just be washing the toy for an extended period of time with warm water (and, again, no soap).

Thus, I wouldn't feel confident that the toy was cleaned effectively enough. Boiling wins hands down on several counts.
09/28/2010
onehotmomma onehotmomma
Never have, and never will. I don't trust it to be totally clean, and I don't want soapy residue left behind.
09/28/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Do not have a dish washer, even if I did I still would not. To much of a waste of time and electricity. (electric is our biggest utility bill)
09/28/2010
Alicia Alicia
I have not, I don't have enough to go in at a time to justify running the dishwasher. I saw this special on HBO once where there was a woman who ran a business teaching women oral and hand job techniques and she had a bunch of silicone dildos that she used to teach the women and she would put them all on the top rack to sterilize them after each time. I can see how it was pretty helpful in that situation. But when someone just has a few I think it seems pretty crazy to run a dishwasher just for that.
09/28/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I might if i had a dishwasher
09/28/2010
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
Quote:
Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
I've always heard that when you wash a toy in the dishwasher that you should use no soap, place it on the upper rack, and wash the toy separate from dishes.

1. This seems like a wasteful amount of water to me for just one toy (or even ... More
I echo this completely. I do like to add it in my reviews though for anyone who might prefer to wash their toys this way.
09/28/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Nope... no dishwasher for me to wash them in! I also don't share toys so I'm not too concerned about them being sanitized at that level.
09/28/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
I never do. I have a house full of kids, and our dishwasher is always full and run (with dishes) at least once or twice a day.

I can't imagine clearing it for some sex toys. There are already dishes in the sink while the washer is running, awaiting the next load. I also don't need my kids to see our sex toys.

Maybe if you were single or only a couple, and had very few dishes, but not in a house with lots of kids and lots of dirty dishes.

I have used bags made for sterilizing breast pump parts. (You put the products and the water into the bag and Nuke it.) But, these take only 2 oz of water and only 2 or 3 minutes. Microwave Sterilizer Bags (In fact, I think Eden should carry them.)
09/28/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
I don't have a dishwasher in my grad school apartment, and when I am home I live with my family, so I wouldn't do it, I think it might scare some people lol
09/28/2010
Lady Venus Lady Venus
No, I don't own a dishwasher.
09/28/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Doesn't seem necessary. I do occasionally supplement my washing with an alcohol wipe-down - just to be safe.
09/28/2010
Riccio Riccio
Quote:
Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
I've always heard that when you wash a toy in the dishwasher that you should use no soap, place it on the upper rack, and wash the toy separate from dishes.

1. This seems like a wasteful amount of water to me for just one toy (or even ... More
Agreed. It seems silly, wasteful and would take more time than washing them by hand.
09/28/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
Interesting responses, I was thinking that there would be a few "yeses" by now. Personally, I would never do it either.
09/28/2010
Envy Envy
Nope. I live at home, and a toy is the last thing I want my dad to pull out of the dishwasher.
09/28/2010
gone77 gone77
I voted no because 1) I don't have a dishwasher 2) Even if I did, I'm quite happy with my current methods of cleaning my toys.
09/28/2010
mllebeauty mllebeauty
I rarely even use my dishwasher for dishes. It just seems like such a waste of water and energy. I'd much rather spend the money on running my a/c in the summer. I also prefer to wash individually using soap, spray, or wipes.
09/28/2010
Mr. E Mr. E
O.K. I'll admit that I have used the dishwasher. It actually works quite well.

My wife has had bad reactions to "novelty" toys in the past. So, we are now very anal about purchasing quality toys and keeping them clean. I'll also admit that I am somewhat of a germaphobe. I know where the toys have been...and I know where they will be going, so I try to keep em' clean.

When we finish using toys we give them a quick clean up and then place them into a plastic quarantine tub until they can be properly sanitized. I usually boil them but it has to wait until after the kids have left for school. Sometimes, maybe twice a year, I'll go ahead and clean the entire collection in the dishwasher. This sanitizes them all at once and has the added benefit of eliminating all the lint that mysteriously accumulates on silicone toys.
09/28/2010
Sammi Sammi
I do it. I don't just do one though. On "bath day", the whole top rack gets filled with an assortment, and sometimes I run a second load if I'm doing them all.
09/28/2010
ScottA ScottA
I don't. As people have noted, using the dishwasher for a few toys seems wasteful. Also concerned about another take on the "it doesn't sanitize" bit (especially since many of our toys find their way into my anus) - you're spreading stuff around your dishwasher. Granted, the chance of a problem is very low (consider the dilution), but it just seems wrong.
09/29/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
I don't. As people have noted, using the dishwasher for a few toys seems wasteful. Also concerned about another take on the "it doesn't sanitize" bit (especially since many of our toys find their way into my anus) - you're ... More
I agree - I also don't want sex stuff mixed in with food stuff.
09/29/2010
Trashley Trashley
Quote:
Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Can't say I have, and I can say I wouldn't
Same here.. what if they melt?
10/10/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
Never - dont think the people I live with would be thrilled to find them....lol. Besides, I find antibacteria soap does the job.
10/10/2010
tits only tits only
I just feel better doing by hand because I like to make sure I get every spot.
10/13/2010
deadpoet deadpoet
I still live at home and I just think it would be weird for my dad to open the dishwasher and see it there lol
10/14/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I haven't yet, but I would, should need and opportunity coincide.
10/19/2010
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
I might if I had a dishwasher. *Smiles*
10/19/2010
Bunnycups Bunnycups
Quote:
Originally posted by Envy
Nope. I live at home, and a toy is the last thing I want my dad to pull out of the dishwasher.
HAHA! I totally agree. Oh boy, I can see it now. No way. No dishwasher. Also running a whole cycle for a few toys seems a bit much... wasteful, not to mention ridiculous.
10/23/2010
Sir Sir
I suggest it since it IS an option, but I do not personally, no. Boiling is usually the way for me.
10/23/2010
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