13 Things to Never Put in the Dishwasher

Don’t Damage these Items in the Dishwasher!

Dishwashers are great for cleaning off grease and bits of food from your dishes and many other kitchen items and then drying them. But there are some items you use in the kitchen that could be damaged by the heat and strong detergent. In the article at the link shown below, the Good Housekeeping Institute identifies 13 items you should not put in the dishwasher.

Items to keep out of dishwasher

Photo: Good Housekeeping Institute

As stated in the article, any item made of iron or steel that is not stainless will likely rust in the dishwasher. Even some items that are made from coated steel, such as some graters, could rust on edges where the coating is worn off. Wooden items should definitely not be put in the dishwasher. The protective finish on wooden-handled knives will be stripped off by the hot water and detergent. Wooden cutting boards will warp and crack after multiple washings. Good crystal glassware and serving pieces could be damaged by the vibrations caused by the water sprays in addition to sustaining damage from the detergent. Keep in mind, if your regular glassware that is dishwasher safe is looking dull, this is probably mineral deposits. Try changing detergents or using vinegar in the rinse agent dispenser.  See the following article for all of the items to exclude.

13 Things You Should Never Put in the Dishwasher

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