Well, I was, evidently. Did you know that the heating element in your dishwasher gets really hot? For example, let's just say a wooden spoon were to fall to the bottom and land on the element, it might cause a reaction.
There was actually a red glow on the wood when I opened the dishwasher to see where the smell was coming from. And look how much of the spoon is burned away. No traces left. Thank goodness there was no moving air inside to fan the ember.
Am I the only one who puts wooden spoons in the dishwasher? I've done this my whole married life.