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Things That Shouldn't go into the Dishwasher - part 13



Containers With Paper Labels

Along with your deli containers, you may also save glass food jars for storage. There's no problem with placing the jars in the dishwasher, IF you remove the paper labels first. If you don't, the paper and adhesive may come off and clog the dishwasher drain and food disposal system.


Extra tip: One of the best label/adhesive removers on the market is Un-Du with a built-in scraper. 

Comment:  Never heard of the Un-Du but sounds like something that might be worth checking into.  I have washed containers before but have had enough brain to soak the paper part in hot water to remove the label before going into the dishwasher.

Things That Shouldn't go into the Dishwasher - part 12



Thin Plastic Containers

If you save every butter tub and deli container to use for storage, be prepared to loose a few if you place them in the dishwasher. The high heat can cause them to melt or warp.


When you place them in the dishwasher, use the top rack only and skip the high heat drying cycle. Remove from the dishwasher to air dry.

Comment:  Learned my lesson the hard way with this one.  A lid got hot, crinkled up and ended up on the heating element of the dishwasher.  Never again.

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Printed or Hand Painted Glassware

The techniques for commercial printing on glassware have improved but they are not always infallible in the dishwasher. That harsh detergent and the force of the water spray can remove the paint in just one or two washes.


And what good is a glass measuring cup with no lines?

Comment:  I have noticed over the years that the markings eventually came off my measuring cup.

Things That Shouldn't go into the Dishwasher - part 10



Insulated Glasses, Tumblers and Thermal Containers

Plastic and metal insulated cups, tumblers and containers are great for keeping hot things hot and cold things cold. Most are constructed with two layers of material with an airspace between the two. It's that airspace that provides the insulation.


While some containers are labeled as dishwasher safe, many are not. It is best to hand wash both plastic and metal insulated containers. If you decide to place one in the dishwasher, opt for the top rack and skip the high heat of the drying cycle.

Comments:  I'm waiting on the list of what I CAN put in my dishwasher!

Things That Shouldn't go into the Dishwasher - part 9



Acrylic or Melamine Dishes

Lightweight, non-breakable acrylic or melamine dishware is very popular due to the bright colors and patterns. Unfortunately, the high water and drying temperatures and harsh dishwasher detergents can ruin the dishes. After several washings, especially for cheaper sets, there can be hairline cracks and loss of color and design.


If you love them and want them to last, hand wash.

Comment:  I've wasted a few of these dishes in the past.  Guess I now know why.

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I'm not a young mother anymore but I'm still an mother and even a grandmother. My site Stir, Laugh, Repeat is made up of simple recipes and tips. I try to teach young people learning to cook to Think With Your Taste Buds. Stir, Laugh, Repeat is my "mother" site. I actually maintain 5 sites all pertaining in some fashion to food. My site A Book and A Dish is made up of book reviews I do for authors and their favorite recipes. I hope you will accept me.
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CRY into the WIND - Othello Bach, Author

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CRY into the WIND – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; and A Book and A Dish

 

‘The shovel of the backhoecame down and for the next several minutes, the stranger dug a trench in the field. When he had finished, a gaping hole about six feet wide…

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The Ocean and the Hourglass - Dan O'Brien, Author

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The Ocean and the Hourglass – Review by Martha A. Cheves,  Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
“What kind of book is this, Mr. Thompson?” his voice cracking  as he asked. …
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The President Has Aids - Joan Meijer, Author

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The President Has Aids – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author  of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

Sure glad nothing bad happened to you, Sir,” Metcalfe  said, easing the older man back against the comfort of the leather seat.  “Press’ll eat it up,” Ripley…
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Talon, come fly with me - Gigi Sedlmayer, Author

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Talon, come fly with me – Review by Martha A. Cheves,  Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A  Dish

The male condor spread his huge wings and hopped to the  ground.  Matica had to jump clear, out of the reach of his huge wings.  Instead  of flying off, as he normally did, he kept…
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At 7:39am on June 20, 2013, Lea said…

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At 6:20am on November 19, 2011, Mel Of Bacchus said…

Hey Mate, I'm writing in regards to that message I sent through yesterday, we have been nominated as being one of the Top Aussie Blogs on the famous Circle Of Moms website and at the moment are coming #1 but we'll still need our friends and followers help as our challanger has a wider support network than we do and is catching up fast! If you could vote for our blog every day or just once it would make a big difference. 

If you do decide you'd like to help out daily, I can pop you on our notification list and have spesh little reminders send to you, just let me know! 

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