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Cleaning a mask in the dishwasher

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Sbiriguda, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
    I would like to clean my mask in the dishwasher, like some people do. Should I just put it inside together with the dishes or is there something I should know? Should I use a specific program, temperature etc.? Should I use the soap or not?
    АлександрД likes this.
  2. grf88

    grf88 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Markham, Ontario
    Watching with interest.
  3. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    I wouldn’t do it myself, but if you’re hell bent on doing it, top rack only.
  4. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    Absolutely no need to do that. It could get jostled around and broken. As well as deformed by the heat. I've never heard of a mask being cleaned in a dishwasher.
    Stoo and NothingClever like this.
  5. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Laguna Beach, California
    I would be concerned with putting my mask in the dishwasher - breakage, deformation of skirt, etc... but by all means do it and let us know what happens. Every so often I put my pee-soaked wetsuit in the washing machine on cold water, gentle cycle and it comes out fantastic. It makes my wife cringe, but a small price to pay for a wetsuit that doesn't smell like urine. :)
    Perryed likes this.
  6. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Nomad
    You should also jump in the dishwasher yourself with the dishes and mask to save water and prevent energy waste. No more need for showers in the bathroom, be a happy family and get cleaned with the dishes and dive equipment and protect the environment!!!
    Hatul and АлександрД like this.
  7. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Nomad

    You seem to hang out with very "special" type of people. You need to go out and meet a different set of people ASAP.
  8. Divectionist

    Divectionist Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Gold Coast, Australia
    I just washed my masks in the sink, bit of gentle dish soap and warm water to get sunscreen off the skirt, sea buff the glass both sides, hang to dry. Took 2 minutes.

    What am I missing not putting it into the dishwasher? If anything it misses the physical action of rubbing and comes out with just as much sunscreen and what not on it.
  9. CarstenS

    CarstenS Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Berlin
    Silicone residue comes off really well in a dish washer - normal cycle, lowest temp your machine will do, ideally after the toothpaste/ brush treatment. I have been doing this for the past 20 years with all new masks, really cuts down on the fogging. Absolutely no concerns.
  10. ScubaMarc

    ScubaMarc Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Staten Island, NY
    would it remove the yellowish from clear skirts?
    tridacna likes this.

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