Types Of Dishes Suitable For Washing In A Dishwasher

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As for me, I hate cleaning the house, especially the kitchen. Luckily, I have got a good helper – a counter-dishwasher. It saves my time greatly and I get an ability to spend an hour watching a movie or reading a book instead of doing a dull work – washing dishes. Nevertheless, there are some rules of using this device. Not all the dishes can be washed in the dishwasher. Never put the following dishes in the dishwasher:

  • old, cracked or glued crockery
  • wooden items (knives with wooden handles, cutting boards, etc.)
  • dinnerware made of copper, tin and rusting steel
  • collector and antique utensils
  • cast iron pots and pans
  • utensils decorated with gold and pearls
  • dishes inlaid with bone

Be careful with the following types of dishware (choose the correct program attentively):

  • glass and plastic dishes
  • kids’ dishes

It is also not recommended to wash the following kitchen utensils in the dishwasher:

  • items made of silver or aluminum
  • crystal bowls and glasses
  • crockery (if you choose the incorrect program, the pattern and color may fade)

At the end of the washing cycle, wait 10-15 minutes, until the dishes cool down. If you get the dishes at once, you can get burned. Also, hot beats dishware easier.

You are to remember simple rules in order of using the dishwasher. They are easy to remember.  You can wash the dishes made of stainless steel and nickel silver without wooden handles or glued parts. If you have got silver utensils, it is better to wash them by hand to avoid tarnishing and staining. Also never place the silverware in conjunction with stainless steel items. This can cause galvanic action and lead to spots. I can also say that it is not good to place spoons and forks so they stuck together, place them in a special container as they should not be mixed. I think that a dishwasher is an indispensable helper of any housewife. And if you use it in accordance with the rules, you’ll get just benefits from it.


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