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Can you put silverware in the dishwasher?

  1. Nov 27, 2014 #1
    Thanksgiving dinner is over and my dad wants to know if you can put silverware in the dishwasher. What would be the problem?
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2014 #2

    Evo

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    If it is real silver, no, the dishwasher chemicals can pit and stain real silver.
     
  4. Nov 27, 2014 #3
    What if we are using chlorine free detergent?
     
  5. Nov 27, 2014 #4

    Evo

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    read this website and check your detergent.

    http://smartandfun.hubpages.com/hub/Can-You-Wash-Silver-in-the-Dishwasher
     
  6. Nov 27, 2014 #5

    Imager

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    My mother always made us wash the silverware in coldwater, don't know why other than never argue with Mom!:)
     
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