Never Put These 16 Items in Your Dishwasher

With holiday feasts around the corner, dishwashing is about to take center stage. Find out how to avoid some disastrous mistakes.

Cast-iron skillets

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Cast-iron skillets are beloved for their heat retention, and many cooks swear by them for almost everything. But they require special care: Cast-iron cookware must be seasoned with regular applications of oil, and putting them in the dishwasher will strip that right off. Thankfully, wiping and washing them out after cooking is often all it takes, although scrubbing with coarse salt will also work.


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