I am wondering if there is any harm in putting my stainless steel Bialetti coffeemaker in the dishwasher. I don't think it should rust (because it's stainless steel). But I do wonder if the gasket will be able to take the heat of the dishwasher. I'm wondering if the heat will cause the gasket to wear out very rapidly.

I have run it through the dishwasher a few times and it looks beautiful when it comes out.

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    Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Dishwashing soap is pretty darn aggressive (e.g. it trashes aluminum), so unless the manufacturer says it's OK I'd be worried. And, you should probably take our tour so you'll know how best to participate here. – Daniel Griscom Oct 20 '19 at 13:25
  • I second @DanielGriscom & wanted to note that silverware is stainless steel too, and there are articles upon articles discussing the damage dishwashers do to a sharp knife (for example). My guess is - it will work, but its lifespan will be shorter than if you washed it by hand. This is true for anything that goes in a DW. The seal would wear out faster too. (maybe it will last months, maybe years). If it doesn't say dishwasher safe, then a warranty often wont be honored under those circumstances. – noybman Oct 21 '19 at 1:16
  • Voting to close as off-topic (either operation of major appliances or related to small appliances). It's also clearly stated in the manufacturer's literature. – isherwood Oct 23 '19 at 15:56
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because we don't deal with small appliance maintenance here – ThreePhaseEel Oct 23 '19 at 23:57

According to the information I found online these are stove top pots. But the care instructions say:

  • Wash by hand with warm water.
  • Dry with towel.
  • Do not reassemble until all parts are dry to avoid oxidation.
  • Do not use soap or detergent. Do not use in dishwasher.
  • Do not use steel wool or other abrasives.

It sounds crazy but NO you can not according to the MFG. Added : even on the add on Amazon it states “Not dishwasher safe”.

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  • How would you "use" it in the dishwasher?... – Solar Mike Oct 24 '19 at 14:44
  • Ask the MFG that was from their site . – Ed Beal Oct 24 '19 at 18:26

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