Extend the life of your favorite dishes

Each hostess is familiar with how often we have to send dishes in the garbage. Starting with an accidentally broken cup, and ending with a “exhausted” pan. But you must admit that often it is our incorrect use or not careful attitude causes our favorite dishes to become unsuitable for exploitation. Therefore, we decided to remind you what things you need to stop doing if you really want to extend the life of the dishes.

Temperature contrast

In fact, it is very difficult to any dishes to stand such test. Even if you think that there is nothing to worry about. And even despite the fact that there are recipes in which it is recommended to use a contrasting temperature, in order to improve the taste of the dish. However, if the manufacturer does not give a guarantee for such use, then such actions may spoil your kitchen utensils in one way or another. Therefore, of course, you can cook your favorite potato with a crispy crust, covering the hot frying pan with a lid rinsed under cold water, but be prepared that at one point the lid may simply burst, unable to withstand a sudden temperature drop.

Joint drying and storage

If you prefer to leave washing dishes for later, storing it and constructing towers, by putting forks and spoons in cups, cups on plates, shoving it all in a pot and putting it on top of the pan, then covering it all with lids, be prepared that it can become deformed, scratched, naked, or, due to inaccuracy, broken when you try to disassemble this “Tower of Pisa”.


Sure, you can turn pot lid into a chopping board, replace the can opener with an ordinary kitchen knife, and heat the food in the microwave, putting it in a plastic container, which, by the way, is intended only for storage - but then you shouldn't be surprised about where the various kinds of deformations came from and why your wonderful dishes have become unusable.

Long dishes soaking

One of the main violence against kitchen utensils. Believe, many kitchen appliances are not as friendly with water as you might like. Therefore, it should be borne in mind that in the process of prolonged contact with water, dishes may deteriorate - especially, this applies to wooden dishes, in particular wooden blades, which lose their shape under the influence of water, and sometimes acquire an unpleasant odor. Also, this applies to cast iron pots and pans. If you do not want to spoil them do not wash them diligently. The bottom line is that a layer of fat on the surface of cast iron cookware prevents rust and burning of food.

By the way, if you are a happy owners of a dishwasher, then do not think that all your problems have been solved. After all, even though this “beauty” takes the lion's share of kitchen work, but when resorting to its help, it is worth remembering that not all types of dishes withstand contact with it. Silver can fade, aluminum dishes become covered with dark bloom and stains, and the plates with gold rims, may remain without these rims. Therefore, if you aspire to be a careful user and not only preserve the appearance, but also the integrity of your dishes, we recommend you to review your habits and actions in the kitchen. Perhaps you yourself have shorten the life significantly of your favorite dishes?