Kitchen & Cooking

How to Clean Ping Pong Balls Using a Dishwasher

It's probably easier to just wash them by hand.


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Here at, we love to see what goes on inside the dishwashers we review. That’s why we stick GoPro cameras inside all the dishwashers we test.

From budget Whirlpools to high-end KitchenAids with three separate wash arms, we’ve watched them all do their thing. But for our latest inside-the-dishwasher video, we decided to change things up: We filled a dishwasher with 100 ping pong balls.

Don't ask us why we did it. We don't really know the answer to that question. All we know is that we tossed a hundred of those little plastic balls into a Miele Futura Classic Plus, set the cycle to normal, and walked away.