How to Clean Toilet Seats in the Dishwasher

Wash your toilet seat in the dishwasher to keep from scrubbing by hand.
Wash your toilet seat in the dishwasher to keep from scrubbing by hand. (Image: Toilet bowl and bidet in a toilet image by terex from <a href=''></a>)

Cleaning your toilet seat is a not a fun task, but it has to be done for health reasons. Oftentimes, there is grime stuck on that doesn't want to come off easily. The thought of touching the toilet seat to scrub the dirty parts is disgusting to many people. However, there is a solution to the problem because toilet seats remove easily from the toilet. Washing you toilet seat in the dishwasher stops you from having to scrub by hand.

Things You'll Need

  • Dishwasher
  • Rubber gloves
  • Dish detergent
  • 10 percent bleach solution
  • Cotton rag

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Put on rubber gloves. Remove the pin that holds the toilet seat onto the toilet. The pin is located at the back of the seat. It should slide out easily by pulling away from the toilet.

Take the toilet seat, lid and pins to the dishwasher. Put the seat and lid on the bottom rack. Place the pins in the silverware rack. Before putting these in the dishwasher, make sure to remove all dishes so you don't wash the two together.

Put dish detergent in the appropriate location. Close the dishwasher and set it to the hottest setting on a normal rinse cycle.

Remove the toilet seat and pins once they are finished going through the cycle. Spray each item with a 10 percent bleach solution. Do this away from any areas that the bleach might damage. Let the solutions sit for 2 to 3 minutes to sanitize the items.

Wipe the bleach solution off with a cotton rag.

Place the seat, lid and pins back on the toilet.


  • "Cleaning Plain and Simple"; Donna Smallin; 2005
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