I clean mine in the sink, on the kitchen table , in the living room, any where at all.... our house is a motorcycle house, grease on the carpet, grease fingerprints on the doors, dog prints everywhere.... every once in a while I take time to clean it a little, but what fun is that!! If we didn't have a garage the bikes would be in the house!
Hey, the dishwasher, thats a good place, less work for you!!!But then you'd have to run a cycle with simple green to remove the grease!!!
I've heard people freak when the dog dish is cleaned in the dishwasher!!