When you have a dishwasher, it's tempting to throw every last ladle, teacup and nonstick frying pan in there to cut down on the amount of time you spend cleaning up after dinner. And while dishwashers have come a long way in recent years—new models have jets specifically designed for champagne flutes and sports bottles
, and play classical piano music when you turn them on or off—they're still not suited for cleaning pans with nonstick surfaces. A $300 nonstick sauté pan could be ruined by the machine's high heat—or at least have its lifespan shortened. Plus, many manufacturers void warrantees (even lifetime ones)
if you put their products in the dishwasher.