Updated on March 6, 2023
When you get fed up with washing utensils with your hands, you rush to the market to buy a dishwasher. In your kitchen, you have a stock of stainless steel utensils. Now you are thinking can stainless steel go in the dishwasher? Here you get confused and do not know precisely whether stainless steel utensils are safe to wash in the dishwasher. Don’t worry. In this article, you will get to know the answer to your confusion.
The dishwasher is the most convenient kitchen appliance. It is a time-saving dishwashing machine. It is used not only to clean the utensils but also to dry them completely.
Can stainless steel utensils go in the dishwasher? We will discuss this below.
Can Stainless Steel Go In Dishwasher
Yes, stainless steel can go in the dishwasher. Although they are safe to go in the dishwasher, still some stainless steel can go in the dishwasher, and some can not. Good quality stainless steel can go in the dishwasher very safely. How can we know if it is good or not? In simple words, we can say that if you find utensils with thick bases. This means it is of good quality.
But logically, as I have mentioned above, it combines chemical elements like chromium, carbon, nickel, and some other metals and nonmetals. The utensil with a thick base might have an 18/10 percentage of chromium and Nickel. That means this utensil base consists of 18% of Chromium and 10% Nickel. These two chemical elements in water make stainless steel resistant to corrosion. These metals or chemical elements are nonreactive to dishwashing detergents as well. These utensils come out very neat, dry, and clean. That’s why I can say that Stainless Steel can go in the dishwasher.
To simplify, we can say that the utensils that you feel are safe for the microwave will also be safe for the dishwasher. Some plastic or other utensils are microwave safe but can get damaged when they go in the dishwasher. On the back of some utensils, specifications are given that either it’s dishwasher safe or not. I will make a table to show which utensils can go in the dishwasher and which can not.
|Dishwasher safe||Dishwasher not Safe|
|High-quality Stainless Steel||Low-quality Stainless Steel|
|China and ceramic utensils||Cast iron utensils|
|Hard plastic||Wooden utensils|
|Good quality glass||Aluminum utensils|
|Stoneware baking dish||Kitchen knives|
Sdtainless steel is safe to go in a dishwasher, but one should keep in mind that not all stainless steel utensils can tolerate the functions of a dishwasher. Still, some utensils need to be cleaned by hand.