Which pots and pans can go in the dishwasher?

Learn how to get the most out of your dishwasher. What can be cleaned in the dishwasher?

Which pots and pans can go in the dishwasher?

Although the thought of piling your entire day's worth of cutlery and crockery into your machine might seem like the easy option, not all materials fare well in the dishwasher's hot and humid environment. Read on for our top tips on getting the most out of your dishwasher (with a little help from Finish® detergents) when cleaning a variety of stainless steel kitchen items.


Even though stainless steel is one of the safest materials to put in the dishwasher, there’s a still a few tips to remember to avoid ruining your favourite cookware.3

  1. Remember to remove any solid scraps from your dirty pots and pans beforehand to avoid any food particles from clogging your machine.
  2. Check your item for a ‘dishwasher safe’ label. Stainless steel might be dishwasher-safe but aluminium, for example, is not.
  3. Consider how you stack your dishwasher – dirty pots and pans should either go on their side, or mess-side-down on the bottom rack.
  4. Add some detergent like Finish® All In 1™ Tabs Fresh Scent and set your machine on a specific pots and pans cycle (if possible). If your dishwasher doesn’t have this setting, simply opt for the longest cycle to really blast those baked on stains.

If you want to know more about the dishwasher detergents in our range and find the one that's right for your needs, check out our product guide - Detergents: Product Help


1 https://www.hunker.com/13710626/is-stainless-steel-dishwasher-safe

2 https://www.wikihow.com/Clean-a-Stainless-Steel-Water-Bottle

3 https://cascadeclean.com/en-us/dishwasher-how-to/how-to-clean/how-to-clean-stainless-steel-pots-and-pans-in-the-dishwasher

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