7 Things To Never Put In a Dishwasher
Hello and welcome to today’s post on 7 Things To Never Put In a Dishwasher. Celebrations are moments with loved ones that everyone looks forward to, but what comes next after the shenanigans is what we all shy away from- doing the dishes. Some meme I came across some months back on Twitter compared the last born in most Nigerian families to Dishwashers. LOL. There is a lot of truth to that fact anyway. Doing the dishes is a chore that can be tiring because you feel so heavy and full after eating and the last thing you wanna do is sort plates out, storing leftovers and all of that.
Bearing all that in mind, most homes have decided to get Dishwashers, which in my opinion is one of the best kitchen inventions of all time, next to the yam pounder of course 😉
Having gotten that Dishwasher, here are a list of 7 Things To Never Put In a Dishwasher for the sake of their lifespan and your own good too. Read along:
Wooden utensils naturally come with certain oils that makes them dry easily after being washed and left to air dry. When these wooden utensils are put in the dishwasher, they are stripped of this oil dues to the excessive washing, thus leaving them cracked. From time to time, disinfect all wooden utensils with chlorine bleach and warm water.
DELICATE CRYSTAL & VINTAGE CHINA:
First of all, these are usually quite expensive and must be handled with utmost care. To prevent chipping, delicate crystal and fine china must be hand washed. Putting them in the dishwasher could over dry them and make pieces fall apart in the case of china that has been repaired before.
PRESSURE COOKER LIDS:
The lid of a Pressure cooker contains the valves that control how well the cooker works. In the process of washing it in a Dishwasher, small particles of food are forced into the valves and vents and cause the cooker to malfunction (explode). This would be a disaster were it to happen, hence completely avoid putting it in a washer.
UTENSILS WITH SHARP EDGES (GRATER, SIEVES, KNIVES):
Kitchen utensils with sharp edges should not be placed in the dishwasher for a prolonged Dishwasher lifespan. They can nick the plastic coating on the racks and rust will begin to form. If you plan on using your dishwasher for a really long time then you must always take this precautionary move.
ACRYLIC OR MELAMINE DISHES:
This is a common material used in making children’s plates because they are lightweight and come in exciting colors. After several washings with a Dishwasher, they usually lose their color and have cracks.
Aluminium cookware turns a dark unattractive color when put in the washer. The result of this could be white spots on the surface from the alkalinity of the dishwasher detergent. Even if the pan is labeled as “dishwasher safe” it is preferable to have them hand washed.
Printed glassware especially those with units of measurement marks on them can clean off when washed in a Dishwasher.