Fyi, Apple Keyboard And Dishwasher - It Worked


Dumped coffee on my USB keyboard, but had a spare. The thing was going nuts. N types J, D types SD and up arrow would not work. I read online you can put them in the dishwasher, but to be careful and not use them for about a week after. It actually worked (and man is it clean)! I don't recommend this for regular cleaning of course, but if you have nothing to lose, give it a shot. Sadly, this will not work with a MacBook spill. Just don't do that.
Yes, I have heard about folks that have done exactly that.
Success varies, but as you say, worth trying if you have nothing to lose.
The OTHER thing that you don't do is use dishwashing detergent - horribly caustic stuff on the wrong material - Don't ever add anything more than the plain water that the dishwasher uses.