Asked in ChemistryDishwashers
Why can't aluminum go in the dishwasher?
October 06, 2014 10:59PM
Aluminum products cannot go into the dishwasher because they will melt from the heat of the dishwasher. However, some aluminum products are dishwasher safe. If it is dishwasher safe, it will say so on the product.
Asked in Cookware
Why do aluminum cookware turn black in the dishwasher?
It may have something to do with the dishwashing powder or liquid used in the dishwasher. Since my first question in December on why aluminum turned black in the dishwasher, I have done further research. I was using Cascade which I have used for years. I switched to Finish which is made by the same company that makes Jet Dry. I then washed a different aluminum pan in the dishwasher and it was fine. I recently ADDED JetDry to my dishwasher--dispenser was empty for a long while. THREE aluminum pans turned black with Cascase tablets and JetDry. It's disgusting! Anyone have answers?