A question from Sydney where, by the way, the water is very soft.
I have a cheap crystal glass that I have put through the dishwasher many times. (I inherited it as the sole survivor of a set - the others had been broken over the years.) It has gone cloudy which I am told is the lead reacting with the alkaline detergent. I assume other crystal would behave similarly.
My wife has a Stuart Crystal cut glass bowl, received as a present. The 'instructions' say under no circumstances can it be put in the dishwasher. Is this because of the cloudiness problem, mentioned above, or is there any other reason for the warning eg danger from hot water?
Hence, would it be safe to use a rinse only cycle?
(One reason for my question is that we are under water restrictions and a good dishwasher uses less water than a person doing a lengthy rinse.)
Thanks and best regards,