Never Put These 16 Items in Your Dishwasher

With Thanksgiving around the corner, let us all give thanks for dishwashers. But let us also avoid holiday tragedies by knowing when to hand wash things.

Wooden cutting boards

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So you’ve just chopped a smelly onion on your nice wooden cutting board and are tempted to toss it into the dishwasher. Don’t. Heat and water can warp and crack your board, and the resulting cracks can breed bacteria. Hot water, soap and elbow grease should work wonders. If you’ve used the board for raw meat and are worried, try a sanitizing solution of 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water. (Wooden spoons should also get the hand-washing treatment.)

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