Dishwashers are one of the most popular items of convenience ever manufactured due to saving countless hours lost washing dishes. Millions of households rely on their trusty dishwasher to take care of the day’s mess. Most dishwashers can handle any form of kitchen equipment easily but there are exceptions. Breakables and cheaply made kitchenware glued together break often while some plastics release harmful chemicals. Here are fifteen items which you should never put in the dishwasher due to the risk they pose. Some are a risk to your health, others may damage your dishwasher. Either way it is best to stay clear of these fifteen which are most definitely not dishwasher safe!
1. Never Put Wood in The Dishwasher
Wood is not dishwasher friendly due to causing multiple health risks because of the spread of germs and bacteria. Chopping boards, graters, scrapers or spoons should be washed in the sink. Anything with a wooden handle should not go in your dishwasher. The intense heat cycle can cause the wood to crack when contracting and swelling. The heat often also causes the wood to warp and finishings to crack. When wood cracks it leaves an opening vulnerable for bacteria to accumulate and breed. Marks and other unsightly buildups are easily removed using a bit of baking soda and scrub brush.