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While under a boil water advisory, can dishes safely be washed in a dishwasher that has a high heat rinse setting (155°F)?

Yes, you can use a dishwasher to safely wash your dishes while under a boil water advisory.  The high water temperature and the strong detergent used in dishwashers, as well as the dry cycle, should kill any disease-causing organisms.

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  • Topic #: 23002-32268
  • Date Created: 2/21/2011
  • Last Modified Since: 2/21/2011
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