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HELP! I put my pan in the dishwasher!

post #1 of 14
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PLEASE is there any way to restore the shine atleast on the outside of the pan? (charactor) THANK YOU for ANY ideas icon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gif
post #2 of 14
I don't use character pans so I am not sure...but does the shine on the pan, effect how it bakes?? I am not familiar with these pans so I am just curious...I would think it would bake the same even if it is dull right?? All my Fat Daddio and Magic Line pans are not shiny. Hope someone else can help you if this is really an issue...Good luck!
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post #3 of 14
I put my Wilton pan in the dishwasher, it said "dishwasher safe" but they really are not! I still use them and have no problems with them. They are a little dull looking, though. I will never do that again!
post #4 of 14
It's not a character pan, it is 9" rounds, but it is Wilton, so it will probably be fine.
post #5 of 14
I have two 8 inch round Wilton pans that I've been putting in the dishwasher for years. I don't things that are not dishwasher safe! LOL! They still work beautifully, and I don't mind that they are dull looking. Tough you might try "greasing" the outside to polish it up and then hand wash it.
post #6 of 14
They are fine, just not as pretty.
post #7 of 14
yup same with mine. lost the luster- still bakes as fine as the first time. all pans lose their luster and glam over time and use icon_smile.gif well ok some folks's do lol
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i've gone crazy~ but it keeps me from going insane! heheheh
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post #8 of 14
acorfing to old school bakers black tine bake better, they hate new shiny tins! and they advise to never scrub you tins absolutely shiny clean but just wash so that they are normally clean. they believe the gradual blackening of the tin actually bakes better (something to do with the shiny tins deflecting some of the heat or something I think -though i may be ewrong on that) and swear by second hand tins also as they are already 'broken in' as such so don't worry about it at all! i use the dishwasher for all my tins and never had a problem-who has time to hand wash cake tins i know i don't!! lol!!!!
post #9 of 14
The pans lose their shine because the dish machine detergent reacts with the aluminum in the pans. It does not affect the baking and usage. They just aren't shiny any more. Hand washing soap does not affect the shine. I am not sure why... maybe the high heat? If you scrub the pan with baking soda and soap (make a paste of the two) you may be able to bring back the shine. However, you will have to decide if it is worth wasting several hours scrubbing to get a shiny surface back.
post #10 of 14
The Wilton pans are dishwasher safe just in the fact that they don't warp in the dishwasher. They do however "turn" because they are aluminium. It doesn't affect their baking performance just their looks. I have somewhere around 400 cake pans and I've been a cake decorator for 27 years mine all go in the dishwasher, I don't care how they look just that they are clean and can produce a cake. icon_lol.gif

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post #11 of 14
We hand-wash all of our pans, which I sort of think is as much for the sake of not clogging the dishwasher up with baked-on stuff--we bake more than cakes in these things, being a home kitchen and not a bakery--and yeah, the shine fades after a while and is SO not important. But if you're really dead set on shiny, you could try using a little copper polish powder. We have Cameo copper, brass, and porcelain cleaner, and it works pretty good. It's intended for use on cooking utensils and so forth, too, so it's not a toxic thing you have to worry about--it washes right on off.
post #12 of 14
ummm . . .why would you even care that the pan isn't shiny? All my pans look used - because they are.
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post #13 of 14
Most of my pans are from the thrift store ( $1 - $2 per pan) so they have long ago lost the luster shine. They bake up just fine. I don't use anything that can't go in the dishwasher.
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post #14 of 14
I wash all my pans in the dishwasher too. I have found that dry dishwasher soap does not dull them as much as liquid. There is something about the liquid that causes problems. My pans still look like new, once I started using the dry. We have very hard water in our area, and I wonder if that doesn't contribute too.
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