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Pampered Chef: Ugh! Salad & Berry Spinner

  1. makeawhisk

    makeawhisk Member

    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
  2. lt1jane

    lt1jane Veteran Member Gold Member

    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
  3. makeawhisk

    makeawhisk Member

    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
  4. lt1jane

    lt1jane Veteran Member Gold Member

    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
  5. cookingwithlove

    cookingwithlove Advanced Member Gold Member

    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

    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
  7. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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

    lt1jane Veteran Member Gold Member

    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
  9. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

    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
  10. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

    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
  11. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    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

    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
  13. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

    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
  14. lcucinella

    lcucinella Member Gold Member

    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
  15. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

    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
  16. KCPChef

    KCPChef Member

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

    byrd1956 Senior Member Gold Member

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