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Pampered Chef: Ugh! Salad & Berry Spinner

  1. makeawhisk

    makeawhisk Member

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    I just ran the bowl and colander through the dishwasher for the first time, and the bowl is completely ruined! It's all warped around the edges--not just ugly but the lid will not fit. I loved this thing, too--already threw out my old salad spinner!

    Has anyone else had this issue? I just went back to the Use & Care booklet and it absolutely says "Bowl and Colanders are dishwasher-safe"

    Was going to use it at my show today also...

    Ugh! I'm so mad right now! I already filed the product adjustment...Just needed to vent.
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  2. lt1jane

    lt1jane Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I don't have that problem, but I NEVER use the high-temp wash or the heated dry cycle. Not only do I save on my electric bill, but the heating element in the dishwasher is usually the culprit when things get melted....

    I'm usually home when I run my dishwasher so when it hits the dry cycle, I turn it off and open the door to let out the steamy air. The dishes dry in a few minutes when I do this.
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  3. makeawhisk

    makeawhisk Member

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    If there's some qualifier or temp that it's not dishwasher safe or whatever, the insert should say so. This item is not cheap!
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  4. lt1jane

    lt1jane Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I agree. I was just sayin... Because I don't use the high temperatures I don't have to worry about anything that is "top rack" only either. Makes my life a lot easier.
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  5. cookingwithlove

    cookingwithlove Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Call HO and and see if they will replace it. Usually it will say top rack only if it is heat sensitive. I never put mine in the dishwasher. It takes up too much room and is never really dirty.
     
  6. makeawhisk

    makeawhisk Member

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    I know...didn't mean to sound like a jerk. I'm really ticked about this! Shouldn't take it out on other cheffers though. ;-) It's a good idea, actually.
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  7. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    I recently had a customer with the same issue & HO replaced it for her.
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  8. lt1jane

    lt1jane Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I didn't take it personally and I understand your frustration. You're right, if it was heat sensitive, it should say "top rack" only and it doesn't. I had a similar frustration a few weeks ago. I bought the Pineapple wedger when it first came out. After many pineapples, the welds broke in February. I bought a new one and the welds failed a couple of weeks ago. I'm waiting for my replacement right now. They have the old one, but it hasn't shipped yet.
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  9. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    I did it with my QSP. The edge of it warped because it was kind of pressed against one of the tines. Then DH dropped and cracked it before I could get an adjustment done...
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  10. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    That happened to a customer of mine just last month...I called HO and they replaced it but she had to send the warped one in.
    I never run mine through the DW, I think it's way too big.
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  11. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Same for me, but glad to know this could happen! I usually handwash all large items because I'd rather wash 1-2 BIG bowls or pans and put the 10-15 LITTLE items in the dishwasher. ;) But I'll have to tell my mom for when she gets one. She hates to handwash anything.
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  12. MHouting

    MHouting Member Gold Member

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    Sorry to hear this! I put everything BUT the top in the FS ALL the time and have never had a problem?!?!
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  13. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I had this happen to a customer and her's looked like an abstract piece of artwork when she showed it to me after the DW. I too checked the use and care and it said it was safe but I think they need to rethink that?

    I always hand wash mine after seeing hers.
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  14. lcucinella

    lcucinella Member Gold Member

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    My moms did the same thing. I wonder if they had a bad batch. I got one when they first came out & it has been in mine & my mom's dishwasher with no problem. HO is replacing hers too.
     
    Jun 11, 2011
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  15. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    If it was an old one it's not bottom rack dishwasher safe. Only the newer model is.

    Same here. Nothing that big even goes in my dishwasher.
     
    Jun 12, 2011
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  16. KCPChef

    KCPChef Member

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    Just happened to me! Very bummed! Now I have to send it back :(
     
    Jun 13, 2011
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  17. byrd1956

    byrd1956 Senior Member Gold Member

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    never used dishwasher on mine...just hand wash
     
    Jun 13, 2011
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