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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:03 PM

"Not dishwasher safe"

Today I put the mandolin Iíve been hand washing for 20 years into the dishwasher. It was fine. If it hadnít been fine, I would have bought another that was dishwasher safe. I was just so tired of carefully washing around all those blades. Getting old and lazy, I am.

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Reply "Not dishwasher safe" (Original post)
spinbaby Sep 2019 OP
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2019 #1
hlthe2b Sep 2019 #3
flamin lib Sep 2019 #4
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2019 #10
Rorey Sep 2019 #2
Sneederbunk Sep 2019 #5
demigoddess Sep 2019 #6
randr Sep 2019 #7
flotsam Sep 2019 #8
spinbaby Sep 2019 #9
Hortensis Sep 2019 #11

Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:06 PM

1. Dishwashers are hard on blades.

 

Over time, it'll dull out.

Handwashing blades helps keep them sharp, and sharp is safer (and easier) than dull.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:11 PM

3. Yes.. this is the issue.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:21 PM

4. What makes dishwashers hard on cutting edges

is letting them bump into things while being washed. Steak knives in the flatwear holder is a NO NO. But I see no issue with a mandoline or blender blade put in it's own slot and not in contact with other hard surfaces to bump into.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 08:18 PM

10. Bumping, water pressure, debris flying around the inside of the dishwasher...

 

All helps to dull blades.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:08 PM

2. Old and lazy? Or properly prioritizing?

Your time will be better spent doing something you like to do rather than a chore you dislike when you've got a perfectly good machine to do the disliked chore for you.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:30 PM

5. Can you still play bluegrass with it?

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 07:03 PM

6. i put knives in the dishwasher all the time but I put them on their own

little shelf that would normally hold a line of glasses or cups.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 07:14 PM

7. Mine plays beautifully everytime

Just hard to get all the water out

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 07:36 PM

8. As a guy who used one professionally...

and has one shortened finger, I vote for the dishwasher or anything else that would lessen my exposure to that disfigurement device...

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Response to flotsam (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 07:57 PM

9. I use Kevlar gloves

I think Alton Brown recommended them. I feel safer using the thing than hand washing it.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 08:22 PM

11. Well, congrats! I'm with you and Rorey.

One day long ago I just decided to be permanently lazy, although I remember it as the day I gave away the wine glasses that had to be hand washed, along with everything else I turned out of my drawers and cabinets. Only exceptions 3 cast iron skillets and a wok, plus special, seldom-used serving dishes that are stored in the basement.

Since then, the rule is everything else in my kitchen goes in the dishwasher, including knives, mandolin and processor blades laid where nothing strikes them.

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