Extry, Extry: Put Your Hat in the Dishwasher

As I am wont to do, I was recently reading Woman’s Day and ran across this championship bit of information, which was under the ever-evolving rubric of “Things You Can Put in the Dishwasher”:

4. Baseball Hats and Visors
“The dishwasher is a fantastic way to make sure hats keep their shapes,” says Linda Cobb, a cleaning expert who is also known as the Queen of Clean. Put hats on the top rack, head opening down, on a separate wash cycle from dishes because you can’t use dishwasher detergent (many contain bleaching agents). Instead, fill the detergent cup with borax, found in the supermarket laundry aisle. Run a regular cycle without the heated dry option, then place hat over a glass or jar to dry. Reshape brim while damp.

Slipping in (tee hee) a transparent double entendre like “reshape brim while damp”? That’s sooo Woman’s Day.

This has been a post about putting your hat in the dishwasher. This is the offseason.



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reillocity
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reillocity

Yes, and as an equally avid reader of Woman’s Day I am quite certain that in her very next entry young Ms. SanSone used “action figures” as a euphemistic surrogate for a certain other variety of plastic toys that can “get funky pretty fast”.

Kyle
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This is indeed the offseason. Nonetheless this was some excellent sort of baseball related writing.

gu03alum
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gu03alum

I tried it one time and used a plastic hat cage that promised to keep it’s shape in the dishwasher. It did not work.

olethros
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olethros

I prefer the Steve Klein approach of soaking my cap in raw sewage before every game.

Sociology Degreeer
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Sociology Degreeer

NotGraphs’ Extry, Extry posts are the apex of the internet.

ettin
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ettin

I like how you subtly placed a picture of a Yankees hat in a discussion about washing dirty things.

I saw what you did there…. and I agree.

JohnnyComeLately
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JohnnyComeLately

If you just want to clean an old hat, you can put your hat in with the normal cycle of dishes. I do it all the time. Just put a piece of tupperware or something else where your head would go to help keep the shape. Works great.

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