Sorting out your daily dishwasher load

51 Sorting Daily Load

New to dishwashers? Find out here what can go in it, and about the very few things that can’t.

What can I wash in the dishwasher?

  • Most crockery and cutlery. Wipe acidic foods like salad dressing off cutlery first, to stop rust spots appearing. 

  • Glasses.

  • Dishwasher-safe plastic.

  • Stainless steel pans. 

Look here for more details on how to load a dishwasher

What should I wash by hand?

  • Antique or hand-painted china.

  • Lead crystal (unless it’s labelled ‘dishwasher-safe’).

  • Anything with a wood or bone handle.

  • Cast-iron pots and pans.

  • Aluminium pots & utensils