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15 Things You Should Never, Ever Put in the Dishwasher

This could've been a funny list: don't put your children, pets, colored clothing, or electronics in the dishwasher. But instead it's a serious list that may protect your valuable kitchenware. Honestly, after reading this list of things you should not put in the dishwasher, it seems easier to say what you should put in the dishwasher: everyday dishes, flatware, and stuff you don't worry about replacing. However, there are reasons behind each prohibition. For example:

While technically the top of your Instant Pot is dishwasher-safe, it’s not the best cleaning option, as there are a number of important components in the lid of a pressure cooker. For instance, there are values that can get clogged with food particles, as well as seals that may be damaged by the dishwashing chemicals—both of which will shorten the lifespan of your appliance.

Now see, I had heard of instant pots, but I didn't know they were pressure cookers. You learn something new every day. I have a pressure canner that I always hand wash because it won't fit in the dishwasher. Learn the reasons why you shouldn't toss all your cooking things in the dishwasher at Food 52.  -via Nag on the Lake

(Image credit: Carlos Paes)

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Reminds me of how in the Army when in the field, removing the rifle stock and cleaning the metal parts by dipping them into big cans of boiling water.
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