Originally Posted by SNPiccolo5
Thanks, Andy. Do you know what comes off the whisk, then? If it comes off on my hand, would it get into my food?
I'm guessing I shouldn't put aluminum cake pans in the dishwasher either, right?
The discoloration that came off on your hands is from the darker top part of the whisk, not the stainless steel part that touches the food. It's aluminum in some form that rubs off on you. The dark metal top of the whisk does not come in contact with the food. You're OK.
As I said, no unprotected aluminum in the DW. Cake pans included.
Use a scrubber sponge and some Barkeepers Friend to clean the effected alum. parts and hand wash from now on. The problem wont recur.
My KA mixer has a dough hook and regular mixer paddle that are uncoated alum. They all get hand washed. My whisk has alum. at the top where it connects to the mixer. That gets hand washed too.