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Dishwasher Solution with the Playtex SmartSpace Dishwasher Basket #MomTrust

Up until a few years ago, we had a tiny dishwasher.  It was about 1/2 the size of a regular one.

Small Dishwasher

With such a tiny dishwasher it was very evident that I would be washing a lot of dishes by hand — something that I am NOT fond of.  However, with the remodel of our kitchen, we opted for a new, full-size dishwasher.  This means I no longer need to wash a large amount of dishes by hand.

Larger Dishwasher

That leaves me with the valves and straws of my kids’ cups.  Do I really want to run a sink of water, add soap, spend time washing and drying these tiny valves and straws?  No.  With the Playtex SmartSpace Dishwasher Basket, I can put these tiny items into my dishwasher without having them fly around.

Playtex SmartSpace Basket

The Playtex SmartSpace Dishwasher basket allows you to wash small parts like valves, straws and bottle nipples without worrying about them being destroyed by the washing arms or flung around your dishwasher.

Playtex Dishwasher Basket

Since the Playtex SmartSpace Dishwasher basket has a narrow bottom, it can fit easily into your dishwasher.  Mine fits nicely on the top rack right beside my glasses.

SmartSpace Dishwasher Basket

I love this basket for washing all of our smaller parts to our Playtex cups.  It even comes in handy for smaller cooking tools that I use as well!

Do you have any dishwashing saving tips that you can share?  I mean, let’s face it — we ALL could use a few extra minutes in the day.

Disclosure: I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation with the Playtex Mom Trust program.  The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    What a great basket for the dishwasher and I can see it would work great for lots of small items that you would love to put in the dishwasher but can’t because they would fly around, will have to take a look at one of these next time I am shopping.

  2. That looks very handy! There’s nothing worse than having a piece of a bottle fall down in the dishwasher to be destroyed.

  3. Love this basket!! It amazes me how many bottle tops, nipples and binkies it fits!!

  4. This basket is awesome. I had a couple from when my son was little. I now use them for washing his little cars and action figures!

  5. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    my niece would love this. I would have loved it if I owned a dishwasher when my kids were little

  6. I would love one of these!!! I like how its contoured to fit nicely into the dishwasher without taking up too much space

  7. that’s a cool dishwasher

  8. Great idea!

  9. Cynthia Berthiaume says:

    Have never seen this basket, would have come in handy with twins and 16 bottles a day

  10. Deb Dorrington says:

    I purchased this awesome basket for my niece when she had her little one last’s the best for small objects. I like your new dishwasher, very nice!!

  11. I love how the clips on the end fold down to hold the straws in place for washing, I have never seen anything like that before.

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