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Pampered Chef: Why *exactly* can't the Ice Cream Scoop go in the dishwasher?

  1. ChefJoyJ

    ChefJoyJ Veteran Member

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    At a past show, I had a guest ask me why can't they put the ice cream scoop in the dishwasher. I was stumped. I know it's in the U&C, and has something to do with the chemicals inside it, but I also know people who have put their's in the DW, still works fine, just isn't a pretty.

    It's the same group of people at my show tonight...so I thought I'd ask my knowledgable cheffer friends...why exactly can't you put the ice cream scoop in the DW? This way, I'm covered if it comes up again. :)
     
    Aug 29, 2009
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  2. crissy11

    crissy11 Member Gold Member

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    eventually the chemicals will dry up inside, maybe not the first time in the dishwasher nor the second or third time but it will... then they will come to a party and gripe about how sorry the ice cream scoop is because it doesn't work... been there done that...
     
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  3. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    the heat will break the seal on the bottom. The chemicals inside will either ooze out or dry up, rendering the scoop pretty useless at that point.
     
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  4. ChefJoyJ

    ChefJoyJ Veteran Member

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    Thanks guys!! I didn't know about the seal...definitely useful knowledge!! :)
     
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  5. sj3g

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    Years ago, I had one and made that mistake - afterward, every time I scooped ice cream, gray from the scoop rubbed off into the ice cream. Ugh! So from experience, I'd have to say the coating comes off and mixes with food.
     
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  6. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    "Because the instructions say NOT to!!" What is so HARD people ?! (Not directed at consultants, but at customers who can't read! :D) If their kids asked "WHY?!" they'd probably snap back "Because I said so, THAT's why!"

    Don't you wish you could do that?? *lol*
     
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  7. twinkie10

    twinkie10 Member Gold Member

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    The de-icing solution in the ice cream scoop is not supposed to get above 170 degrees and most people have their water turned up higher than that, therefore... as a precaution don't put it in there. Also, if left in water it tarnishes it.
     
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  8. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Sometimes you can get lucky and it will still work from being in DW, but I have never put mine in.
     
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  9. Lisa/ChefBear

    Lisa/ChefBear Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I've even had mine react (color changing) just sitting in my ss sink, and when I did a return on my own and asked when I called it in, I was told it will react with other metals.

    I tell people to treasure it, use it and put it away safely.

    My kids will see my use it, wash it, dry it, and put it in the TTA.

    So at BD parties, they'll remind me, Mom's it's still on the paper plate, don't you need to go wash it off and put it away?

    Lisa
     
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  10. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    My babysitter this weekend, used it and left it sitting in the sink, now it has a couple little spots on it... I have 2, my old one for home and my new one to take to shows, she used the new one, now I don't have a perfect one anymore. Oh well, I made sure and told that in the future she needs to wash and dry it right away and put it back... Live and learn!
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  11. Lisa/ChefBear

    Lisa/ChefBear Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Did a show on Sunday afternoon and my hostess said to me, "Lisa, don't let me forget to add a new Ice Cream scoop to my order when we close, Chad put it in dishwasher again!"

    She said, "If only I could train him not to do that!!"

    It was horrible, I should have asked her if I could keep it to show at my shows and why NOT to do it, it was almost black instead of the pretty silver.

    Lisa
     
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