Looking for some great dishwasher magnets? Here are some of the best clean/dirty dishwasher magnets out there right now! Keep reading to discover the various fun styled clean dirty magnets.
I remember as a kid hating it when my mom asked me to wash the dishes. I’d say, “Give me any other chore! I’ll do the laundry, I’ll sweep the kitchen, I’ll vacuum, but PLEASE don’t make me do the dishes again!”
Well . . .
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Those dishes I narrowly avoided in my preteen and teenage years have come back to haunt me. Again. And again. And again.
They are there every day. They welcome me in the morning and greet me again at night.
I have come to the conclusion that I will be doing dishes for the rest of my life, so I might as well suck it up and try to find some enjoyment out of it, right? My husband really dislikes putting away the clean dishes after they’ve been run through the dishwasher, (that was his most-hated household chore as a kid) so I told him that the dishes can be my territory as long as he cleans up the rest of the kitchen.
My kids are ages 5, 3, and 1. I don’t quite trust them to do the dishes yet, though that’s on my To-Do list for this year, “Teach kids how to do dishes, so I don’t have to!”
Since I am the one who always loads and unloads the dishwasher, I always know when they are dirty or clean. But, I know there’s a lot of you out there who have kids and husbands who help with dishes, and I’m sure there are times when someone in the family runs the dishwasher a second time even though the dishes are already clean, or sticks a bunch of dirty dishes in with the clean ones.
So, every mom deserves to have a cute little Clean Dirty Dishwasher Magnet that can tell everyone (and you, in case you forget!) what status the dishes are currently.
The great thing about dishwasher magnets is that they’re cheap, they’re fun, they’re practical, and there are some really great ones out there!
Make your life easier with these dishwasher magnets!
Dishwasher Magnets that Slide
1. This Dish Nanny dishwasher magnet is highly reviewed! It has a 4.6 out of 5-star rating on Amazon. That’s out of over 1,600 reviews!
The nice thing about this magnet is it slides back and forth to change the sign from clean to dirty and it’s priced under $15. It’s a pretty large dishwasher magnet at 2″ x 7″ so it’s easy for everyone to see. It sticks to any surface with either the embedded magnets or the industrial Velcro tabs (both are included). It comes in black, silver, or white and if you don’t like it, you can get a full refund!
2. If you’re looking for something slightly smaller, but with the same basic idea, check out this cute dishwasher magnet from “Dishwasher Sign” on Etsy.
This plastic dishwasher magnet has a little tab where you can change the words to say, “CLEAN” or “DIRTY” with a flick of the finger. It’s made of plastic, sells for $12.99 and is about half the length of the Dish Nanny magnet at 4¼inch wide x 1¼ inch tall x 1/3inch thick. There is a single magnet that attaches to magnetic surfaces, so be sure your dishwasher is magnetic before you purchase it. This seller also sells another similar dishwasher magnet in red:
Since my kitchen is decorated with a lot of red accents, I really like this one, especially because it is $3 cheaper than the white one.
Plus the seller says that “A magnet is included to stick on the back. Each sign comes with an ADDITIONAL sticky magnet strip for non-magnetic dishwashers. Just peel the wax paper and stick the extra magnet anywhere. Your sign attaches easily and remains removable.”
Dishwasher Magnets that Rotate
Dishwasher magnets that rotate tend to be the most popular. There are certainly way more of this kind available than any other.
3. Don’t like red? Want a magnet that rotates instead of slides to designate the state of the dishes inside your dishwasher? Then check out this dishwasher magnet is available in 10 different colors from Etsy.
This magnet is handmade out of wood. The dial can be changed from clean, dirty, and “In use”. The magnet measures 3 inches high by 3 inches wide & ½ inch thick. If you want the version that changes between just “clean” and “dirty”, then it’s $10, but if you want the one that includes the “in use” setting, it’s $12.
4. These clean/dirty magnets kind of remind me of the little round “Occupied” or “Vacant” signs that you can rotate on a Porta Potty! The same basic idea here. I like that the color really stands out, and you can switch between “clean”, “dirty”, or “empty”.
Hey, maybe someone else will load the dishwasher if they know it’s empty, right?
The seller claims that the magnet works on all dishwashers and comes with 3 strong magnets, or transparent double-sided adhesive tape in case that your dishwasher is not magnetic. The seller also says this magnet “ALWAYS STAYS IN PLACE – Easy to change between CLEAN, DIRTY and EMPTY manually. However, it won’t change by itself because inside there are small magnets that will keep CLEAN, DIRTY or EMPTY stay in place.”
These magnets are scratch free, have a 3.5-inch diameter, and come in black, silver, or white. They are $15 or less on Amazon.
5. Ok, how cute is this dishwasher magnet?
This magnet is designed specifically to be “kid friendly” because it’s got words as well as pictures. That means your kids who can’t read yet can’t say, “I didn’t know if they were dirty or clean!”. This magnet is 2.25 inches and only $1.95 on Etsy!
6. This magnet is waterproof!
Not all of the products include if they are waterproof or not. I think that’s pretty important, seeing as how it is going to probably get wet as you wash the dishes and load them. This dishwasher magnet comes in aqua and gray, and measures 3.5 inches. The seller also claims it won’t scratch your dishwasher.
7. Want something super simple? This clean dirty dishwasher magnet is it.
I like the plain black and white color scheme and the big, bold letters.This Dishwasher Magnet sticks to most appliance surfaces and is 2.5 by 2.5 inches. The seller says its glossy protective coating prevents water damage, but there are no reviews that say one way or the other. It’s only $3.98 online from WalMart and you don’t have to pay for shipping, which is a huge plus!
8. Like the chalkboard look? You will love this magnet:
This dishwasher magnet has a magnetic back that ensures it stays in place without slipping and sliding all over the place. It’s made out of glossed aluminum and comes in two different sizes. You can order the smaller 2.25 inch magnet for $6.99, or the larger 3-inch magnet for $7.99. This also comes with FREE shipping.
9. I love to play Scrabble®, so this magnet really stood out to me.
This dishwasher magnet would make a super cute gift for an engaged couple. It’s made out of actual Scrabble pieces from the crossword game. It measures 5 inches wide by 2 inches tall and has a magnet on the back to attach it to the dishwasher. These magnets do not stick to stainless steel dishwashers. This magnet is $12 on Etsy.
10. Looking for a dishwasher magnet that’s quirky and fun? How about this one from Kitchen Niche?
This dishwasher magnet is great for any Wizard of Oz fan or collector. It’s 3.5 x 3.5 inches and made out of wood. This seller has so many cute and fun designs on Etsy that it’s hard to pick just one! If you want to gift this magnet to a friend, you can choose from funny dishwasher magnets, retro ones, Star Wars themed ones, superhero ones, etc. I really love this one too:
These magnets are $10 each, and I like that they come with a playful touch.
Dishwasher Magnets that Flip Over
11. Dishwasher magnets that flip over can help prevent the accidental “sideways” magnets where you aren’t sure if it’s clean or dirty. This magnet is an “Amazon’s Choice” product.
I like this magnet because you can flip it over to be dirty or clean and it’s magnetic on both sides. It comes in the color schemes: aqua and gray, aqua and white, or green and black. Some reviewers complained that it was too small at about 2 inches. The seller claims it won’t scratch the dishwasher, but you should double-check that your dishwasher is magnetic before ordering. It’s only $5.99 on Amazon.
12. If you want a super fun holiday or Christmas dishwasher magnet, this one is perfect with Santa and the Grinch!
It’s also a reversible magnet where you flip it over. It’s a large dishwasher magnet at 4.3″x 6.3″ and is laminated and magnetic. However, it won’t work on stainless steel dishwashers.
Sold by Eclectanerd on Etsy for just $10, she has even more eclectic dishwasher signs featuring iconic movie and TV characters.
13. This clean/dirty magnet for dishwashers has a suction cup that comes with it, so it WILL stick to stainless steel dishwashers.
One side of the magnet says clean dishes and the other dirty dishes. It’s just over 3 inches and covered in mylar, which can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth. It’s $12 from KellysMagnets on Etsy. I really like how pretty and unique this magnet is. My only concern is that the kids would play with it and switch it back and forth a lot.
Whichever dishwasher clean dirty magnet you choose for your home, I hope it makes doing the dishes a little easier!
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