Things You Absolutely Should Not Put in a Dishwasher

If you’re like me, you think dishwashers are super helpful. They save time and make cleaning easier. But, not everything should go in there. Here’s a list of things you shouldn’t put in a dishwasher:

Sharp Knives and Wooden Tools
I saw a famous chef, Ina Garten, put knives in her dishwasher. But experts say that’s not a good idea. The strong water and heat can hurt the knife’s sharpness and break wooden handles.

Fancy Glasses and Plates
If you have special glasses or plates, wash them with your hands. Dishwashers can be too rough for them. They might get chips or lose their shine.

Cast Iron Pans
Cast iron pans are strong and great for cooking. But they don’t like dishwashers. The heat and soap can remove the pan’s special coating. It’s better to wash them gently by hand.

Nonstick Pots and Pans
Even though they’re called “nonstick,” these pots and pans shouldn’t go in the dishwasher. The heat and strong soap can ruin their special surface.

Things with Sticky Labels
Ever tried to peel off a sticker from something that went through the dishwasher? It’s tough. Stickers don’t like dishwashers. They can leave a sticky mess.

Travel Mugs and Thermoses
These mugs keep drinks hot or cold. But the dishwasher’s heat can make them less good at that job.

Copper Pots and Pans
Copper kitchen tools look pretty, but they shouldn’t go in the dishwasher. The soap and heat can make them look less shiny.

Old or Valuable Plates
If you have old plates or ones with hand-painted designs, keep them out of the dishwasher. They might get damaged or lose their color.

So, remember, dishwashers are great, but not everything should go in there. What do you think about Ina Garten putting knives in the dishwasher? Would you do that, or do you like washing things by hand? Let me know!

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