What can't be put in a dishwasher

A dishwasher makes life just a little bit easier. You put all the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and you get it out clean. However, not all dishes can go in the dishwasher, in this article we will go over the items that cannot go in a dishwasher. 

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It’s great if you don’t have to wash by hand, but you can’t just put everything in the dishwasher. These are the things to watch out for!

Antique tableware

If you have a beautiful piece of tableware somewhere, it is best not to put it in the dishwasher. The decorations painted on the porcelain cannot withstand the heat of the dishwasher and chances are they will slowly fade. Cups, plates and other tableware invented for the dishwasher are better washed by hand!

Wooden kitchen equipment

A wooden cutting board is beautiful and functional, but you can’t wash it in the dishwasher. This is because wood is not good with a lot of moisture and heat and will splinter after a while. You can then no longer use the cutting board properly and that’s a shame.

This applies not only to wooden cutting boards, but also wooden spoons, things with wooden handles and other kitchen utensils made of wood.

Cast iron pan

A cast iron pan is coated on the inside with a layer of oil that prevents the pan from rusting on the inside. As soon as you wash the pan in the dishwasher too often, this layer will wear off, causing the pan to rust.

This also applies to ceramic pans and all other items that have a non-stick coating. If you put them in the dishwasher too often, the protective layer will slowly diminish. As a result, your food will stick to the inside of the pan. So wash it by hand!

 

Copper

This type of metal was very trendy again a while ago and therefore there is a chance that you have copper pans or cutlery. Do not put them in the dishwasher because they will lose their color! Hand washing is best for these products. This also applies to aluminum and tin!

 

Crystal

Crystal is very fragile and in the dishwasher you run the risk of it breaking. Not only because of the heat, but also when putting them in and out, there is a chance that you will accidentally break them. After a while, crystal can also lose its shine from the dishwasher.

Good chef's knives

It may be a little obvious, but your quality chef’s knives should absolutely not be put in the dishwasher. They can rust or become blunt and that’s obviously not what you want. In addition, knives do not need to be cleaned for very long. Just rinse them with cold water and then dry them with a clean cloth is more than enough.

Thermos items

This is a tricky item, because if there is a dishwasher-symbol on it, your thermos can go into the dishwasher. Is this symbol not on it? Then it is better to wash it by hand. If it cannot withstand the hot water of the dishwasher, there is a chance that the insulating layer of air will disappear. It will then lose its function.

Disposable plastic containers

Imagine, for example, that you want to keep a container and do something else with it. This is a good and environmentally friendly idea, but if you put it in the dishwasher it will be useless. You also have to be careful with hard plastic containers. Always check if the bottom of the container indicates that it is dishwasher safe before putting it in the washing machine.

Disposable plastic containers

For example, suppose you want to save a container to do something else with it. That’s a good and environmentally friendly idea, but if you put it in the dishwasher it won’t do you any good. You also have to be careful with hard plastic containers. Always check the bottom to see if the item is dishwasher safe before putting it through the machine.

 

Anything with stickers or other adhesive items

The heat from your dishwashers will cause stickers and other things that are stuck on to come off easily. Not only is that bad for your dishwasher, chances are you will find the sticker back on another item in your dishwasher.

You only make that mistake once

So there are quite a few things that should not go in the dishwasher and often you only find out when it goes wrong once. If you have a lot of things that can’t go in the dishwasher, you can always console yourself with the fact that you only need a small dishwasher!

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