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Is Apple's keyboard really dishwasher-safe?

Yeah, the transparent casing on Apple's keyboard is beautiful, and I promised myself I'd never eat at the computer so I wouldn't get crumbs in it, let alone drink coffee....

Well, you know the rest, and now my keyboard is too disgusting even for me, and I'm the kind of guy who cleans the house once a year whether it needs it or not.

So, rather than disassemble the thing, key by key, as some recommend, can I just throw it in the dishwasher? Boing Boing says yes.


Anyone with actual experience doing this?

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Submitted by Sarah on

says the dishwasher's not a cool answer, lambert. sorry.
Apple keyboards ain't cheap to replace, either.

If you don't want to disassemble it, turn it upside down and tap it gently from the bottom; the biggest chunks will shake out, and then you can expose the rest to a combination of alcohol-dampened long-stem Q-tips, canned air, and a small vacuum cleaner.