With this in mind, there are some items of kitchenware, cookware and bakeware that you should not put in the dishwasher under any circumstances. Otherwise, you will damage both your cookware and washing equipment.
Wooden kitchenware: Wood will crack and swell in the dishwasher. Therefore, you should never wash chopsticks, salad bowls, wooden spoons, or cutting boards in your dishwasher.
Cast iron cookware: Not only does cast iron kitchenware rust, but the iron also chips while in the dishwasher. Wash you cast iron cookware separately in the sink.
Expensive china kitchenware: China will become worn with repeated washing as well as being vulnerable to chipping. Leave your best dishware for hand washing.
Copper kitchenware: Copper dents in the dishwasher so it is inadvisable to put your cookware in there. Its quality can be retained through hand-washing with a soft cloth.
Knives: The formula in dishwasher tablets often cause scratches on knives, which, in turn, damages and dulls the blades.
Crystal kitchen: Crystal is definitely not suitable for dishwashers. The food particles often etch into crystal and cracking occurs due to heat. The only suitable way to wash these is by hand, drying them with a soft cloth.
Insulated mugs: The vacuum seal inside these mugs are destroyed when water seeps in. Ensure they maintain their original standards by keeping them out of the dishwasher.
Brass kitchenware: Intense bursts of hot water will remove the protective layer, eventually creating a dull, worn look.
Delicate Glass kitchenware: Thin, delicate glass kitchenware should never be added to a dishwasher load. Just the water pressure alone may smash it. Always sink wash glassware.
Enamel cookware: Since it is prone to chipping, avoid using emamel cookware in a dishwasher, and avoid harsh scrubbing, substituting with a dry, soft cloth.
Low quality non stick and anodised aluminium bakeware and kitchenware: With many types of bakeware, the coating will wear out through repeated dishwashing. Eventually, the bakeware will lose its non-stick qualities. Soak them in the sink instead.
Some bakeware, however, such as those manufactured by George Wilkinson, is specially designed to withstand dishwashing.
Dishwasher safe non stick bakeware
Fortunately bakeware specialist George Wilkinson makes high-quality non-stick kitchenware to withstand the power of dishwasher water.
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