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Cooking Virus-Free Meals With Your Dishwasher!

Here in this time of need for all of us to be somewhat germophobic, Dubsism is here to share a household “hack” we’ve discovered. While everybody is concerned about masks and respiratory viruses, don’t forget that another common route of such diseases and many others is through food.

In a world where many meals are prepared in a microwave oven, an air fryer, or other “non-traditional” devices beyond the usual stove/oven, sometimes it can be difficult to ensure your foods have been cooked to the proper germ-killing internal temperature of 165º F.  Even with “traditional” cooking methods, sometimes ensuring foods are properly cooked can be tricky at best.  As we find ourselves in a situation in which every television commercial you hear mentions ‘these times of uncertainty,” the last place you need uncertainty is in the safety of meals you prepare for your family.

That’s where we here at Dubsism are here to help; after all what else would a sports blog do during an unprecedented global dearth of sports?

Conveniently enough, we’ve discovered that there is a modern convenience in most homes which while not designed for cooking actually provides an optimal environment to ensure germ-free cooking…the dishwasher. Think about it, this is a machine designed to use water and steam at high temperatures to clean and sanitize your dishes, which means with a few minor adjustments it can also be used to prepare perfectly-cooked germ-free meals!

This cooking technique was discovered by our very own Unknown Blogger, who was kind enough to share it, and once known it spread across Dubsism World Headquarters faster than any virus could! That means in the upcoming weeks we will have plenty of new, germ-free recipes brought to you by the staff here at Dubsism! But since he discovered the technique, the first recipe comes to you from The Unknown Blogger himself… Dishwasher Spaghetti and Meatballs.

The Unknown Blogger’s Dishwasher Spaghetti and Meatballs

IMPORTANT: Before trying any of our recipes, be sure to thoroughly clean your dishwasher…including the filter.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  The Unknown Blogger has made several appearances here at Dubsism, and this probably won’t be the last.  For purposes of full disclosure, T.U.B. only pops up on this site from time to time as he left the world of professional sports journalism a few years back vowing never to return, but occasionally he can’t help but having a rant here. 

For this recipe, you will need the following:

  • Aluminum Foil
  • 1 ½ pounds uncooked spaghetti
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon Juice
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 pound of Meatballs using a homemade meatball recipe of your choosing (As long as the recipe includes bread crumbs…these are vital to keep the meatballs together during the cooking process. Crappy store-bought frozen meatballs will disintegrate.)
  • 4 cups pasta sauce of your choosing
  • 1 tablespoon tomato-scented hand sanitizer (If you can’t find this, mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and ketchup)
  • Two small dishwasher-safe seal-able containers
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Red Pepper Flakes


Divide the uncooked spaghetti into two equal bundles. Use two sheets of aluminum foil large enough to completely encase one of the spaghetti bundles, leaving plenty of extra room as the noodles will expand during cooking.

Place the aluminum foil on a flat surface with shiny-side up. Roll up the edges slightly so that they will contain a small amount of liquid. Divide the chicken broth, olive oil and lemon juice equally and coat each bundle of spaghetti with them. Ensure no noodles have dry spots touching or they may become fused together.

Seal up the wet bundles of spaghetti; again being sure to leave enough room for the noodles to expand. Place the foil-wrapped bundles in the bottom-rack of your dishwasher.

Spray the spindles of the top rack with the non-stick cooking spray.  Roll the meatball mixture into ½ inch balls.  Place each ball on it’s own spindle so it penetrates about halfway through the meatball.  Spread the meatballs out evenly throughout the top rack to ensure even cooking.

Divide the pasta sauce equally into your two seal-able containers. Place them in the bottom rack with the pasta bundles. Like the meatballs, space the bundles and the sauce containers to make sure they cook evenly.

Add the hand sanitizer to the detergent compartment, close it, and run the dishwasher on the hottest setting, and use the high-temperature drying feature. Do not open the dishwasher until both the washing and drying cycles have completed.

Use caution when removing items from the dishwasher and when opening them as they will be piping hot!

Serve the sauce over the noodles and meatballs; garnish with grated parmesan cheese and red pepper flake to taste.

Bon Appetít!

Stay tuned as future dishwasher-safe recipes include Joe McGrath’s Charlestown Chuck Roast, Boyd Bergquist’s authentic Swedish Sweet and Sour Cabbage and J-Dub’s own Top-Rack Pork Ribs!

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4 comments on “Cooking Virus-Free Meals With Your Dishwasher!

  1. Looking forward to the Thanksgiving edition.

    I’ve been looking for a new way to cook a turkey.


  2. Pingback: Signs We Are Near The End Of Civilization: Dishwasher Cooking Is A Real Thing | Dubsism

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