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
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.
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.