Your dishwasher is one of those appliances that makes life much easier. When your dishwasher stops working, you are immediately on the phone calling your Horsham appliance repair service. Now, your dishwasher is a modern marvel, but there are certain items you should never load into it. Here is a list of things you should keep out of your dishwasher.

Nonstick Pans

Those coated pots and pans are not made to withstand the temperature fluctuations and abrasive scrubbing of your dishwasher. They will last much longer if you wash them in the sink by hand.

Disposable Containers

You might save a little money reusing plastic water bottles and takeout containers, but you shouldn’t wash them in your dishwasher as there is a good chance they will melt and cause a mess.

Wooden Utensils

Wooden salad servers, spoons and other utensils should be washed by hand in the sink and not placed in the dishwasher. The heat from your dishwasher causes the wood to crack.


If you enjoy a good, sharp knife, never place it in your dishwasher. The scrubbing power your dishwasher provides will effectively dull your knives.

Glued Objects

If your favorite coffee mug is held together with super glue because you dropped it, you will not want to wash it in your dishwasher. The intense heat of your dishwasher will melt the glue. Also, peel off any stickers from your dishes before placing them in the dishwasher as the scrubbing power will rub them off and possibly clog your drain.