keyboard in dishwasher

I thought I had mentioned this before, but I only use Dell Performance keyboards that were made between 1997–2000 (roughly), the white ones that have the full mechanical feel. None of that quietkey bullcrap for me. I stockpiled a few when I left my old company (ZEFER) and have used them exclusively since. Well, you can imagine what 8 years of daily use does to a beige keyboard in terms of filth. I bought specialized keyboard cleaning stuff from the impulse buy section at CompUSA, but it was a huge pain and only cleaned the surface and vacuuming isn’t real convenient or effective.

So I put it in the dishwasher. Boing Boing had a post that said it was possible and a bunch of people chimed in with success stories and anecdotes to confirm it.

Clean as a whistle — like brand new — and it works no problem. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. See.

I waited the recommended five full days of drying before plugging it in and I am not making any warranties.

UPDATE: If you want a keyboard like this, the model number is AT101W and there are two right now on ebay.


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