An Irish man named Mike McLoughlin recently realized that he’s been using his dishwasher the wrong way for 10 years straight. His discovery: Dishwasher racks are adjustable! Who knew?
Since McLoughlin unleashed his epiphany on Twitter, the world has been responding with tweets of thanks. In addition to dropping this new knowledge, McLoughlin also pointed out that, with this new trick, we will save an average 2,596,975 hours of time that would have been spent washing dishes. Sounds about right!
A friend just did some maths— Mike Mc Loughlin (@zuroph) January 30, 2018
Assume 50% of these people never knew this, and are now saving 10 minutes at wash up time.
426910 minutes or 7115 hours per night
Yearly, thats 2,596,975 hours (296.45 years!) of time freed up for people from washing dishes each year. pic.twitter.com/fx1RX2c7m4
One thankful follower went as far to say that he was going to move out of his house because he hated his dishwasher so much.
“Nearly moved house on the strength of this massive problem … you sir are why the internet was invented. Can now spend more quality time with my family #life-changing,” the user wrote.
“It took me 15 years to realize that I could lift the top of the dishwasher cutlery box to make room for wider, bigger spoons and knives! (And I have two degrees and an MA!),” wrote another.
How to Adjust Rack Height in Your Dishwasher
Luckily, a few dishwasher brands have released videos that show you exactly how to raise and lower the top rack on your dishwasher. This way, you won’t even need to read the manual!
There you have it, folks. You’re welcome.