Dishwasher safe pots

Dishwasher safe pots

A dishwasher is a blessing for our hands, time and finance. However, it can also destroy our cookware when it is not properly used. Before you put anything in the machine, check if a vessel is dishwasher safe. 

18/10 stainless steel pots – the best choice

Dishwasher safe pots are mostly made of 18/10 stainless steel with chromium and nickel. The numbers “18/10” refers to the percentages of  chromium and nickel in the stainless steel alloy. “18” refers to the chromium content and “10” to the nickel content. Chromium guarantees corrosion and scratches resistance and nickel gives silver-like shine. 

How to care about stainless steel pots?

In order to heat up a pot, turn a knob to a higher heat setting. When a pot is warm, reduce the power a little bit. Don’t overheat a vessel - it can destroy ceramic coating, or in case of stainless steel, it can cause the discoloring. Avoid the temperature spikes. When you cook some thick sauce, set the temperature steadily, and stir it frequently. Be careful with moving a hot and heavy vessel. While lifting it up, hold handles firmly and use kitchen mittens. Remember that using gas ovens particularly demands your attention. Adjust the flame to the diameter of a pot. The flame should not reach the walls of  a pot. In other case, it will cause the discoloration of stainless steel and the damage of handles. Always use wooden, plastic or silicone kitchen accessories which are suitable for this type of cookware.

The set of Superior pots

In the picture: the set of Superior pots

Stainless steel pots and ovens

Steel pots are suitable for using them in the oven below 180⁰C. If the temperature exceeds 180⁰C, some discoloration may occur.