You should not clean the
following items in your
Cutlery and dishes made of wood. They
will leach out and become unsightly; the
utilised adhesives are also not suitable
for the dishwasher temperatures.
Delicate décor glasses, craft dishes and
vases, special antique or irreplaceable
dishes. These décor items are not
Plastic parts, copper and tin dishes
sensitive to hot water are not suitable
either. Overglazed patterns, aluminium
and silver parts tend to become
discoloured and fade during the rinsing
cycle. Even some types of glass (e.g.
crystal glass objects) may become cloudy
after many rinse cycles. Completely
absorbent materials, such as sponges and
cloths must not be cleaned in the
In future buy only dishes which are
identified as dishwasher-safe.
Dishes which are soiled with
ash, wax, lubricating grease or
ink must not be cleaned in the
Damage to glassware and other
type of glass or manufacturing process
chemical composition of detergent
water temperature and duration of
Use glassware or porcelain dishes that
have been marked 'dishwasher–proof'
by the manufacturer.
Use a mild detergent that is described
as 'kind to dishes'. If necessary, seek
further information from detergent
Select a programme with as low a
temperature and as short a duration as
To prevent damage, take glass and
cutlery out of the dishwasher as soon
as possible after the programme has