06/12/2012 03:30 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Items You Should Never Put In The Dishwasher

Washing dishes is a kitchen chore that we're hardly eager to get to. It takes a lot of the fun out of eating at home -- which is why the dishwasher has such a magical air to it (and why takeout is so appealing). Dishes go into it dirty and they come out clean, all with the simple push of a button. But not everything can go into this handy kitchen appliance -- some items can't handle the hot temperatures and others are too delicate for the abrasive detergent.

Loading the dishwasher only to unload warped containers, cracked cutting boards and chipped china wanes the sparkle and shine of its convenience. Don't let this happen to you. Get to the bottom of what is and is not safe for the dishwasher.

Don't Put These Things In The Dishwasher