Want to know what happens when a spatula falls out of the dishwasher tray onto the heating coil at the very bottom? You're looking at it.
This spatula has seen better days. (04/06)
I guess we didn't load the thing very well and it must have slipped out when we shut the door or something. And if you think it looks crazy, just imagine the burnt plastic smell that was in the house for the next two hours.
Fortunately, once it cooled down, all the melted plastic scraped right off.