The article discusses whether it is safe to put dirty towels or rags in a dishwasher with the dishes. Generally, it is not recommended as the towels and rags may interfere with the cleaning process of the dishwasher. Additionally, the dirt and bacteria from the towels and rags could be transferred to the dishes. It is advised to wash the towels and rags separately from the dishes in order to ensure all items are thoroughly clean. The article provides further information on the best practices for washing towels and rags.