DO INDIAN VESSELS WORK IN A DISHWASHER? Aluminium, Iron, Stainless Steel, Melamine in Dishwasher
Do Indian vessels get cleaned in a dishwasher?
What vessels do work and what
don’t work in a dishwasher?
Let’s take a look at that in this video
and let’s start right now.
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If you’re new to a dishwasher and you
are considering buying a dishwasher,
you might want to consider watching my video on five reasons
to buy a dishwasher for Indian vessels in India today.
In this video we will cover what Indian vessels
do and do not work in a dishwasher,
And the changes that you might need to make in your kitchen to make sure that
your vessels that you’re using on a frequent basis are dishwasher-safe.
So let’s start with the vessels that you cannot use.
The first type of vessels or category of vessels
that you cannot use are aluminium vessels.
This includes kadais, your milk vessels,
as well as pressure cookers,
which are made out of aluminium
or anodized aluminium
that you should not be using
within a dishwasher itself.
The main reason for this is that
the coating that is there on the vessels
actually gets corroded and pitted
and makes the vessel unusable
and also not safe to use.
This is what happened to my vessel
when I did try to put it in the dishwasher.
You can see the discoloration that has
happened to the aluminium vessel itself.
The second category of vessels that you
cannot use in a dishwasher are wooden items
like spoons, cutting boards, bowls, and so on.
The detergents that are used in a dishwasher
could typically strip off the wood
from its natural oils.
Which makes them extremely dry
and the wood actually breaks
within the dishwasher itself.
A real example is that in my in-law’s place,
they put a cutting board inside a dishwasher
and it came out in two pieces.
The next category of items that you
cannot use in the dishwasher are
cast iron tawas as well as kadais.
Cast iron normally needs to be
seasoned well with oil to prevent rusting.
When you put a cast iron kadai
or a tawa inside the dishwasher,
the detergents strip it of its oil and
make the kadai or tawa unusable.
If you do actually use it, then you need to start the
seasoning process of the kadai or the tawa
all over from the start,
which is a long and tedious process.
The next set of items that you cannot use are
copper jars, copper plates and tumblers,
and other vessels made out of copper.
Normally copper requires a lot
of extra effort to keep it shiny.
In an Indian home you would normally use products
like Pitambari to keep your copper vessels shining.
The minute you actually put it inside a
dishwasher, it strips it of its shine,
makes it extremely dull and
black in some instances.
The next item that you cannot put in a
dishwasher are pressure cooker lids.
Pressure cooker lids have valves
which control the pressure within the
cooker itself when it is cooking.
The pressure of water within a dishwasher can
insert food particles, and detergent particles
settle inside the valve of
a pressure cooker lid.
Which can cause the pressure cooker to
malfunction when it is used.
So it is extremely important to that you do not
use a pressure cooker lid inside a dishwasher,
primarly from a safety perspective.
The next set of items are acrylic and
melamine plates, tumblers, and so on.
The high temperature within a dishwasher
can cause melting, cracking,
or discoloration of this type of vessels.
So, it is ideal that you do not use vessels
that are not made also for a microwave.
Do not use those as well within a dishwasher, because the
temperature can harm this type of vessels.
The next set of categories
are plastic containers.
We use a lot of these in an Indian home.
Unless a container is marked
it is not safe to use it in a dishwasher.
Even Tupperware containers that
we use predominantely over here,
are not dishwasher-safe.
I have seen other videos on YouTube where Tupperware
containers have melted within a dishwasher.
So, ideally, do not use plastic containers,
specially the ones that are not labeled as
dishwasher-safe, within a dishwasher.
So, now we’ve covered a lot of
vessels that we use in an Indian home.
So, what can you use
within a dishwasher?
So, you would probably
require a few minor changes
in the type of vessels that
you use in your kitchen itself.
So, let’s take a look at what works
really well in a dishwasher.
The first category is stainless steel items.
So, you can switch a lot of the things in your kitchen,
like your plates, your kadais,
milk vessels, to stainless steel
so that you can actually then
start using it in a dishwasher.
When you are buying kadais or vessels for milk,
make sure that you buy a heavy bottom
stainless steel vessel or kadai,
so that it prevents from burning of the
base of these vessels when you are cooking.
I’m going to link a brand that I did
purchase from Amazon in the description.
It is really good for boiling milk.
They do also have a lot of kadais and
the base is extremely heavy and thick.
So it avoids burning of the milk or anything
that I am cooking in that particular vessel.
The next set of items is glass.
So, glass gets cleaned extremely
well within a dishwasher.
Even extremely stained ones,
like, if you’ve used a
glass container for pickle,
which makes it extremely stained
with the spices and also with a lot of oil.
It comes out from the
dishwasher sparkling clean.
I would recommend that some
minor changes in your kitchen,
switching from plastic to glass,
is actually more benefitial
in the long run.
Specially from a health point of view, it
is better to use glass over using plastic itself.
So, there are quite a few brands in
the market, like Borosil and so on.
So I would link to a few in the description
if you are interested to go and purchase it.
The next set of items are ceramic bowls,
containers, tea mugs, and so on.
Again, this category of items
is cleaned extremely well.
I use ceramic tea mugs,
bowls, and plates in my kitchen
and they get cleaned extremely well.
One of the things you might want to consider switching are some
melamine plates to ceramic plates itself
if you want to use these
plates in a dishwasher.
So, yes, not all Indian vessels
work in a dishwasher.
There might be some minor changes you
would need to do in your kitchen to make sure
that you’re able to use this
vessels in a dishwasher itself.
But the long term benefits of using products
that are dishwasher-safe are really high.
Both in terms of time saving
as well as in terms of
safety to your family.
So, if you haven’t watched my
other videos on dishwasher,
I’m going to link to the playlist right
here. So, do consider watching it.
Let me know what other vessels you think can and cannot be used
in a dishwasher in the comments below.
Thank you for watching.