Have some little toys (or other little things) that you want to wash, but really don't want to hand-wash them? Are they probably top-rack dishwasher safe? Do you have a mesh produce bag?
Put the little toys, such as alphabet magnets, into the mesh bag and run it through the dishwasher. Make sure you scrape the plates first tho - bits of food can get caught in the mesh. Ta-da! Clean toys.