Don't worry if you went a little crazy at Costco and bought far too many dishwasher tablets than you really need for actually doing dishes. These modern marvels are capable of far more than simply cleaning your cutlery.
There are many brands of dishwasher tablets out there, but they all have the same general ingredients and purpose. These little tablets are designed to fit right into the detergent dispenser compartment, typically located on the interior of the dishwasher door. At the appropriate time during the cycle, the little dispenser door pops open, and the tablet dissolves, mixing cleaning detergents in with the water.
Clearly, that's a pretty cool use all on its own. However, there's a lot of other untapped potential for this modern cleaning marvel. Here are some of our favorites, which, not surprisingly, are pretty much all about making things sparkle.