He says it was an excruciating wait. I felt the same way as my dishwasher glugged and groaned. Finally, it quieted down and I heard a hiss as the drying cycle started. Moschella had suggested that the heat might not be a good thing, so I opened the door. Steam came out. My keyboard felt almost too hot to touch. It was dripping water. It was also absolutely spotless.But the reporter found out that a few companies actually offer keyboards that are guaranteed to be dishwasher-safe.. Read on over here.
But forget how it looks. According to Microsoft's Sean Butterworth, I had just made a big mistake.
"We do not recommend putting our keyboards, or any keyboards for that matter, in the dishwasher," he says. "What will cause the problems first, is the short-circuiting in the wiring."
Butterworth should know. At Microsoft's hardware division, people check out every possible thing that might harm a keyboard.
Tested: are keyboards dishwasher-safe?
Posted on Saturday, Jun 23 2007 @ 20:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NPR took a look if you can really clean a keyboard by putting it in the dishwasher: