For decades now, people have relied on their dishwashers to make their lives cleaner and easier. A great dishwasher not only gets your dishes clean, but saves you a bunch of time over its life span. What used to be a luxury item in a home has become an all-out necessity for most of us. But as handy as they are for most items, there are actually some items you should never — ever — put in your dishwasher if you want them to last. Let’s take a look at 8 things you should never put in your dishwasher.
You probably own several wooden kitchen items, such as serving spoons, cutting boards, or salad bowls. But the highly-heated water and air of the dishwasher and its drying cycle can cause wood to warp. You should really hand-wash and air-dry any items made of wood.