Is it safe to wash and dry plastic plates, cups, containers, and utensils in the dishwasher?

By Susan Brewer, Ph.D., University of Illinois,
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

There are no specific health risks regarding washing and drying plastic plates, etc. in the dishwasher; however, some will not tolerate the temperatures of the water and/or the drying cycle and will deform or fragment. In addition, detergents may degrade the plastic.
Susan Brewer,Ph.D. Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL


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