Why Is Your Dishwasher Bad for Certain Dishes?

You've probably heard that you shouldn't put certain kinds of cookware in the dishwasher, but have you ever wondered exactly how and why dishwashers do their damage? Find out about sandblasting by abrasive components in detergent, citric acid, oxidation, and just plain banging around—and learn the gentlest solutions for determined dishwasher users.

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