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All microwave-safe cookware can be washed in the dishwasher, but some pieces are meant for the top rack only. (Check the manufacturer's information for each piece.) Of course, you can also wash microwave cookware by hand in regular mild dishwashing liquid. Never use heavy duty cleaners. If food remains after washing, use a plastic scrub pad. Never use scouring powders, scouring pads, or other abrasives, as these can ruin the integrity of the cookware. If stains are left by spices, tomato products, etc., put into utensil solution of 1 tablespoon chlorine bleach in 1 cup water and soak 1-2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|