AN Irishman who discovered his dishwater trays are height-adjustable has been hailed a “genius” after sharing his realisation on Twitter.
Michael McLoughlin, from Limerick, tweeted about the moment he realised the appliance’s shelves can be moved after a decade of hand-washing his biggest plates because they wouldn’t fit.
"It always annoyed me that the lower level of the dishwasher wasn't tall enough to fit my biggest dinner plates," he wrote.
I moved into this house in 2008. It always annoyed me that the lower level of the dishwasher wasn’t tall enough to fit my biggest dinner plates. Been handwashing them all this time. This week I discovered you can raise the upper shelf and all my plates fit fine. TEN FUCKING YEARS
— Mike Mc Loughlin (@zuroph) January 26, 2018
"Been hand washing them all this time. This week I discovered you can raise the upper shelf and all my plates fit fine. Ten f***ing years.”
The tweet quickly received a massive response online – with more than 85,000 users liking the post and people from around the world applauding the Irishman’s “mind-blowing” discovery.
One man said he almost moved house because of the problem, adding that Mr McLoughlin was the reason "why the internet was invented".
"Can now spend more quality time with my family #lifechanging," he tweeted.
— Ian Dunbar (@Dunbarian) January 29, 2018
Another said the tweet had changed her life, while a third said he'd been hand washing his plates for eight years.
"Slightly worse for me in that I actually threw out two full dinner sets," the man wrote.
But while many were left astonished by the discovery, not everyone was impressed.
"Ah, Mike. I think all dishwashers do that," one man tweeted.
Holy crap! It IS adjustable! Mine had fortunately been left in the upper position for big plates & cookie sheets, but now I can lower for various crockery! Thank you
— Elva Hebron (@semiotic_pirate) January 28, 2018
While another said: “Why is everyone so surprised? Read the f***ing manual!! #RTFM”.
Mr McLoughlin later added that the dishwasher came with the apartment he moved into and there was no manual.
With the retweets mounting, more and more people have come forward with other dishwasher discoveries that have blown their minds.
Siobhan said: "It took me 15 years to realise that I could lift the top of the dishwasher cutlery box to make room for wider, bigger spoons and knives! (And I have two degrees and an MA!)"
While another admitted: "Been unwrapping OXO cubes for years struggling, only to find out you squash them, open pinch points and they pour out ready crumbled... and I'm a chef!!!"