How to use

Sorting out your daily dishwasher 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