tsal Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 8:22pm
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Hi,

my mom was trying to help but put my aluminum Wilton pans in the dishwasher (I always hand wash them), and they are really discolored.

Are they still ok to use or are they ruined?

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Michelle_in_WI Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 8:29pm
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My husband did the same to mine, and they still work just fine. icon_smile.gif

janeoxo Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 8:30pm
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Yes they will be ok but don't let them near that dishwasher again. The only thing you might find is the cake will stick a little more than before when you try and get it out so make sure the pan is well greased.

HTH

Mae1118 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 9:31pm
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ditto. My husband also did this to one of my pans. It doesn't look as pretty as it used to, but I haven't had any trouble with it otherwise.

millermom Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 9:41pm
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I always stick mine in the dishwasher. I hate to do hand dishes icon_wink.gif

3GCakes Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 9:45pm
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I always stick mine in the dishwasher. I hate to do hand dishes icon_wink.gif




ditto, and ditto. Just don't EVER put your Kitchenaid beaters in the dishwasher...they WILL discolor you icing.

Mae1118 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 10:22pm
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I didn't know that about the beaters discoloring the icing. I always hand-wash mine, but just out of curiosity, what color does it turn the icing? Do you mean just the coated paddle attachment or the whisk attachment, too (I have put this one in the dishwasher, although I have not noticed any problems with it)

3GCakes Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 10:25pm
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The metal ones will turn your icing gray. You can wash it off if it ever happens. I think you can use "Barkeeper's Friend" on them too. I forget what they call it, it is something to do with oxidation, I think.

flamingobaker Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 10:33pm
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And the white coated beaters will eventually break down (the coating will bubble and crack)

Were these pans new? I could swear that I have put older pans in the dishwasher without a problem. My new ones did discolor.

tsal Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 10:44pm

Everyone in the house knows that the Kitchenaid mixer and attachments stay out of the dishwasher under penalty of death. I usually don't let my mom touch any of my stuff because she doesn't cook or bake and doesn't understand how to keep stuff in good condition. I left to pick up my kids and came back and she had used an SOS pad on one pan (that's a goner - I don't even know why I have SOS pads in the house since I never use them), and she put my other pan in the dishwasher.

She means well, but ugh!

Kitagrl Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 10:50pm

I've found that an SOS (steel wool) pad will bring back a little of the shine...better than nothing...but they do still work.

tsal Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 11:07pm

But then aren't they all scratched up? Is there a finish on the pans?0

Kitagrl Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 11:11pm
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But then aren't they all scratched up? Is there a finish on the pans?0




They do get like the steel wool lines in them but if they have that really dull tarnished look, I prefer the shiny lines to the dull tarnish.

tsal Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 12:20am

Agreed! I was just concerned that I would ruin them. I'm happy to know that they are salvageable!! icon_smile.gif

tesso Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 12:27am

you can use lemon juice and baking soda to help them..

millermom Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 12:44am

The Wilton pans are anodized aluminum. I don't think that is a coating so much as a way of processing the metal, kind of like tempering glass. Scrubbing does not remove any kind of finish.

Mae1118 Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 2:45pm
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And the white coated beaters will eventually break down (the coating will bubble and crack)




Yes! My step-mom puts hers in the dishwasher all the time, and I think she has had to replace it a couple of times now.

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Everyone in the house knows that the Kitchenaid mixer and attachments stay out of the dishwasher under penalty of death.




I know! I am kind of a control-freak in my kitchen. It drives me crazy when family members come over and try to help clean up things. I know that they mean well, so I hate to complain, but it does make me itch!

tsal Posted 28 Aug 2010 , 1:44pm

Really late thank you to everyone! I've had no computer the past while!!!

joaaaann Posted 28 Aug 2010 , 2:19pm

Huh(?) I've always put my KA beaters in the dishwasher and haven't had any problems. I'm trying to figure out why there would be a different outcome between washing in the sink and the dishwasher. I mean they both use hot water and soap..'cept the dishwasher may be heated, but optional(?)

aswartzw Posted 28 Aug 2010 , 2:35pm

I stick both pans and my KA attachments in the dishwasher. Never a problem. icon_smile.gif

I also assumed it was the high heat that turned the pans.

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