Obvious Answers To Stupid Questions

Ken AshfordScience & Technology1 Comment

Q: Can you clean a computer keyboard by putting it in the dishwasher, without ruining it?

A:  No:

Studies show that computer keyboards have more bacteria than toilet seats. But it’s hard to clean all those keys. So some people advocate an extreme solution: Throw your keyboard in your dishwasher.

At first glance, this seems insane. But the computer-keyboard-in-the-dishwasher advice is all over the Internet. And don’t we wish it were true?

Yes, but (as the article goes on to say), it’s probably not.  Unless you have a specifically-designed dishwasher safe keyboard.