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Chillzanne and Ice Cream Dipper

Jan 31, 2006
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Does anyone know why the Chillzanne products are dishwasher safe and the ICe Cream Dipper isn't? Don't they have the same liquid in them?
 

soonerchef

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Feb 17, 2006
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I don't think that they do since the liquid in the Chillzanne products are meant to stay cold and the liquid in the Ice Cream Dipper is meant to heat up...I don't know what is in them exactly but that would be my reasoning. Plus the Chillzanne products are heavy duty plastic and the Ice Cream Dipper is metal.
 

jenniferlynne

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Jun 29, 2005
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Yeah, I'm getting ready to buy Ice Cream Dipper #3 because DH and the kids keep putting it in the dishwasher. It still works, but the metal is all funky looking now, and sometimes leaves a gray residue in the ice cream. That's not "cool" at all :)
 

TinasKitchen

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Feb 25, 2006
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silly question and I guess I should know this.. but the chillzanne's can go in the dishwasher? I figured they couldnt b/c of the liquid. :) Thanks!
 

jenniferlynne

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Jun 29, 2005
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It's not a silly question because before this thread I didn't know it either. I didn't read up on it because I also assumed it couldn't.
 

agw

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Nov 17, 2005
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The Chillzanne is only dw-safe if placed away from the heating element. ;)

The dipper has a clear-coat that gets stripped away by the heat (expansion leads to cracks), pressure, and abrasives in the soap. This leaves the underlying metal exposed to oxidation. The oxidized metal on the surface of the dipper can then be 'deposited' on your ice cream, leaving grey streaks.

One reason why Chillzanne is more friendly to dishwasher cleaning is that it is durable plastic that doesn't heat as rapidly as the metal of the dipper. Think conductivity. The metal in the dipper makes it get much hotter than the plastic, not to mention that metal expands more than plastic, if I recall correctly.

Expanding in these products can be lethal to them. If seams pop, then the enclosed gel has a way to leak out. Any gel-filled item is susceptibe to such expansion and leaks. This is why so many of them are NOT dw-safe.

So keep your dippers out of the dw, and keep your Chillzanne's away from the heating elements! ;)
 

TinasKitchen

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Feb 25, 2006
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Thank you! :) You learn somethin new every day! lol Makes total sense. No one had asked about the chillzanne in the dishwasher.. so now I have my answer.. and all my stuff goes top shelf unless its glass or metal. (dont have the dipper.. YET)
 
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