10 KITCHEN UTENSILS THAT YOU SHOULD NOT CLEAN IN THE DISHWASHER

Blessed dishwasher! This appliance saves us work, time, water and money, but you should know that there are certain kitchen utensils that are better to wash by hand if you want to keep them in good condition for more years

fire area kitchen with pot and kettle 00474799 O. Do not put the lid of the pressure cooker in the dishwasher

ONE.

DO NOT PUT THE LID OF THE PRESSURE COOKER IN THE DISHWASHER

If you use a pressure cooker you can wash it without problem in the dishwasher, but the lid is separate. It is better to clean it by hand under the tap, rubbing it with a scouring pad, because the machine can clog the valves with food remains. In addition, high temperatures can damage the rubber that closes the pot tightly.

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TWO.

WOODEN BOARDS

Better by hand than by machine, since the powerful detergents and hot water remove the film of oils that these kitchen utensils have and cause them to end up cracking.

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3.

NOR THE WOODEN UTENSILS

To keep them in perfect condition and remove traces of dirt and odors, just vigorously rub the surfaces with baking soda and lemon juice. Then they must be left to dry in the sunlight, so that the sun’s rays perform a disinfecting action.

cutlery with indian pacific porcelain handle 00343043. Cutlery other than one piece

FOUR.

CUTLERY OTHER THAN ONE PIECE

Avoid putting in the dishwasher covered with plastic, ceramic, wooden handles or any utensil that has glue, because the heat will make it peel off.

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5.

NON-STICK PANS

If you like to pamper your pans, it is better to continue washing them under the tap and with mild soap. They will be cleaner and you will protect the non-stick layer that these types of utensils present, so important for cooking in an effective and healthy way.

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6.

THIN PLASTIC CONTAINERS

Although it is time to choose healthier jars, tins and molds , if you have tins at home with chopped edges and lids that do not close well, the dishwasher may be responsible for this …

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7.

SHARP KNIVES

If you put the special cutting knives in the dishwasher they dull more quickly. The same goes for the blades of blenders, potato peelers or graters: they are best washed by hand.

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8.

THE REMOVABLE STOVES

If you have a gas stove at home, with a stove that can be removed, it is better not to put them in the dishwasher because they can become clogged and the flame will not pass well through them. A trick: scourers that have built-in detergent work well in these cases because they shine without scratching.

crystal glasses shelves 00486878. Fine glassware

9.

FINE GLASSWARE

The wine or champagne glasses should not be put in the dishwasher, since being thin and tall they could break easily and scratch better, we don’t even talk …

kitchen appliance 00319821 O. The kettle or kettle

10.

THE KETTLE OR KETTLE

Although it is a small appliance that does not get too dirty, it is important that it has a certain maintenance, since the heating elements run the risk of being filled with lime. To clean it, just fill the jug with water and vinegar and bring it to a boil. Then we empty the kettle and repeat the process with water to rinse. It is advisable to do it every two months, depending on the use we give it and how hard the water in our area is.

You love your dishwasher so much that you’ve ever wondered how you ever lived without it before. But despite the fact that we put everything we can in the dishwasher, even what we should not, there are some kitchen utensils that are best not cleaned in this heavenly machine. As you have seen, it is not an exorbitant list, so we can add some more recommendations of things that can be put, but with certain precautions.

BLENDER

There is nothing to prevent putting the removable part of the blender in the dishwasher, but the possibilities of it being cleaned correctly are limited, as it is not easy to stand upright and when it is introduced horizontally, the water does not get to clean the blades.

Better mix dish soap and water in the blender glass and turn the blender over the mixture at full speed. Depending on how dirty it is, it may take several rounds, including one to rinse. All to get rid of cleaning it by hand!

STRAINERS AND GRATES

Fine mesh colanders, chinois and grates are a hassle to clean. Yes, they can be put in the dishwasher, but many times they are not perfectly clean … The ideal way to wash this type of utensil is to place them upside down in a container with soapy water. This allows a much more uniform cleaning since dirt comes off more easily.

THE SLOW COOKER OR CROCK-POT

The slow cookers are becoming more common, thanks to its ease of handling and precision cooking, very healthy. They can be left running at night to find us a Michelin guide stew in the morning. As the cooking is slow, it is very difficult for dirt to remain embedded. The only problem is the case. This should not stain, since nothing is cooked directly in it, but dirt can get from the pot (which can be put in the dishwasher). To avoid this, the ideal is that after each use we take a look and, when it is cold (and unplugged), wipe with a soft cloth or a damp sponge. If any stain still escapes us, it can be cleaned with vinegar.

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