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Wooden utensils in the dishwasher?

I never put my wooden utensils in the dishwasher because I thought they would get water logged and worn looking. But my parents put them in all the time as does a good friend of mine. What are your thoughts?

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  1. I've always put my wooden spoons in, they have lasted years.

    1. mine look pretty ugly anyway...

      1. jfood purchased his wooden spurtles (GG variety) in ther mid 70's. Still going strong.

        1. Utility pot-stirring spoons, yes. Fancy polished salad tongs, no.

          1. According to Martha Stewart, wooden utensils should not go into the dish washer. They'll crack and otherwise be ruined.

            That said, it seems like there is a strong case against it so far. I'll be interested because the MS rule applies at our house.

            DT