11/06/2012 7:28 PM AEST | Updated 03/08/2015 9:59 PM AEST

11 Items You Should Never Put In The Dishwasher

Don't even THINK about throwing your good kitchen knife in.

If it weren't for the dishwasher, the world would be a sad mess of dirty dishes. Because no matter how quickly you wash dishes, there's always a great big pile of ones that need cleaning. It's cooking's biggest downfall -- so many dishes. Dishwashers, in their glorious and mechanical way, have made the world a better, cleaner place.

The dishwasher has one major pitfall though -- it has made you lazy. All of you out there who are lucky enough to have one of these appliances in your house know how tempting it is to put every single dirty thing that enters your kitchen into the dishwasher. Family China? Why not. $300 Japanese kitchen knife? Sure, throw it in. Pots and pans? Load them up!

This is a BIG mistake, guys. The dishwasher, while great in so many ways, is way too rough for many of our most prized kitchen items. Before you start loading the rack with abandon, check out the 11 things that should NEVER go in the dishwasher.

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