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Can I put a metal cake tin in the dishwasher?

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MummySparkle Thu 19-Nov-15 20:27:52

As in the ones with a lid that you store cakes in as opposed to ones that you cook cakes in.

I got it out of the cupboard today to put some crispie cakes in and it felt a bit heavy. Inside was what can only be described as a scene from a horror movie shock it was only recognisable that it once was cake by the distinctly triangular shapes of the green furry stuff that was inside.

I vaguely my DP saying that my DM dropped a cake around when I was in hospital (5 weeks ago shock ) and I hadn't given it any thought since. - mega gross!!

Anyway, since I can't burn it with fire as much as I'd really like to because I need it tomorrow. Can I put it through the dishwasher, or will it go rusty and be just as useless

Anybody tried it?

mineofuselessinformation Thu 19-Nov-15 20:36:14

You could give it a go - you won't have lost anything as you will probably chuck it anyway, or, you could wash it by hand?

Dontlaugh Thu 19-Nov-15 20:40:42

My cake storage tins are very definitely "tin". I bought 3 more from Lidl today, bargain. There is a big sign on the back saying they cannot go in the dishwasher, well, a picture of a dishwasher with a big cross through it. makes sense, they are tin, as opposed to whatever the baking tins are made of.
Fairy liquid and an overnight soak??

NotSoFancyNancy Thu 19-Nov-15 20:40:57

Mine have survived the dishwasher after leaving cake fester for a similar length of time!

notafanofwinter Thu 19-Nov-15 20:42:48

I put mine in, but they don't dry in there. They have to sit on a tea towel after.
<<wonders why tins don't dry in a machine>>

Wolfcub Thu 19-Nov-15 20:44:17

Yes I do this all the time because I hate washing up. If you are worried a boy rust stick it on the radiator afterwards to.dry thoroughly

MummySparkle Thu 19-Nov-15 21:00:21

Awesome! Have put it through an intensive cycle - will assess and report back once it's out.

It looked like the water from the mound might have already made it rusty - nasty!

Dontlaugh Thu 19-Nov-15 21:43:36

Nasty. Def report back. This could change my cake tin life.
I know when I take the baking tins out I have to dry them by tea towel.

Dontlaugh Thu 19-Nov-15 21:44:01

WTF was in there?!

MummySparkle Thu 19-Nov-15 21:55:51

Dontlaugh I didn't look too closely, but when I lifted the tin up icky water dribbled out. At which point I thought 'wtf?' and assumed someone had put the lid on without drying it.

Then I opened it and there was a piece of grease roof lining the tin ( but the icky liquid was under that). Then there were I think 3 vaguely cake slice shaped monstrosities of green and blue furry stuff. It wouldn't have looked out of place in the Great Barrier Reef.

<shudders> I feel like the whole kitchen needs disinfecting sad

Dontlaugh Thu 19-Nov-15 22:13:51

Fn hell. Would you not bin it and go to Lidl?! I got 3 fabliss tins, stacked inside each other, descending sizes, for €4.99, probably £1 with Stg exchange rate.
Don't waste your precious time!

Dontlaugh Thu 19-Nov-15 22:22:51

Lidl tins.

MummySparkle Thu 19-Nov-15 22:22:58

I think it might be destined for the bin! I will see what state it's in after the dishwasher has done its thing.

Crispie cakes may have to go to work in assorted small lunch boxes tomorrow. I don't think my 6th formers will mind grin

Dontlaugh Thu 19-Nov-15 22:32:54

Ziplocks should be fine! Or paper lunch bags. Where would you be going with a fancy cake tin grin

MummySparkle Fri 20-Nov-15 00:11:02

I don't have any food bags of any description in the house!

Might have to just chuck them in a bowl with some cling film I've the top

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