Dishwasher What You Can or Can Not Wash Safely in Your Dishwasher


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What You Can or Can Not Wash Safely in Your Dishwasher

NOTE: Never use Dish Liquid & Hand Soap, for automatic dishwasher only used Automatic Dishwashing Detergent.

Material
- Aluminum
Usually Safe
- Yes
Exceptions (not safe)
Some coloured anodized aluminum can fade.
Special Instructions
Some darkening or spotting possible. Remove by scouring with soap-filled steel wool pads.

Material
- China/Stoneware
Usually Safe
- Yes
Exceptions (not safe)
Antique, metal-trimmed, hand-painted or over-the-glaze patterns fade. Gold leaf will discolour.

Special instructions

If in doubt, check with the manufacturer. Or test wash one piece daily or at least once a month. Compare with the rest of the set. Select CHINA-CRYSTAL cycle.

Material
- Crystal
Usually Safe
- Yes
Exceptions (not safe)
Antique, metal-trimmed or hand painted patterns fade. Gold leaf will discolour.
Special Instructions
Load securely to prevent movement. Select CHINA-CRYSTAL cycle.

Material
- Non-dishware items-such as electronic air cleaner filters, furnace filters, paint brushes,etc.
Usually safe
- No
Special Instructions
Do not wash in discolouration. Damage to dishwasher and discolouration or staining of dishwasher may result.

Material
- Glass
Usually Safe
- Yes
Exceptions (not safe)
Milk Glass may yellow.

Material
- Iron
Usually Safe
- No
Exceptions (not safe)
Iron will rust.

Material
- Pewter
Usually Safe
- No
Exceptions (not safe)
Pewter tarnishes.

Material
- Plastics
Usually Safe
- Yes
Special Instructions
If it doesn`t say DISHWASHER SAFE, test one piece in the top rack before dishwashing an entire set.

Material
- Stainless steel
Usually Safe
- Yes
Special instructions
Rinse if not washing immediately. Salty or acid foods can stain if left on.

Material
- Sterling silver and Silver plate
Usually Safe
- Yes
Exceptions (not safe)
Don`t put silverware in the same basket with stainless steel. Contact between metals can damage silver. Don`t use copper utensils in the same load. Silver may get a brown film. Adhesive used to attach some hollow-handle knives can loosen.
Special Instructions
Rinse if not washing immediately. Salty or acid foods can stain if left on. Dry detergent can cause difficult-to-remove black spots. Place in back section of silverware basket to avoid exposure to detergent from the detergent cup.

Material
- Non-stick coatings
Usually Safe
- Yes
Special Instructions
After washing, wipe the non- stick coating area with vegetable oil to keep it from losing its non-stick quality.

Material
- Tin
Usually Safe
- No
Exceptions (not safe)
Tin can rust.

Material
- Wood
Usually Safe
- No
Exceptions (not safe)
Wood can warp, crack or lose its finish with any type of washing.

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