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Posted: 11/21/2008 7:43:05 PM EDT
Are frying pans dishwasher safe? If not, why? I thought I've heard that you can't for some reason. I would think that some soap and 200 degree water wouldn't hurt a piece of metal that is put on a open flame and heater to over 600 degrees. So, what's the story? Can I?

Kris
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:45:36 PM EDT
If they're anodized aluminum and/or non-stick coated, hand wash them.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:46:06 PM EDT
Cast iron should not be washed thoroughly and should never go in the dishwasher.  
They are seasoned and dishwashers can alter that affecting the taste and way food cooks.   Aluminum/teflon coated pans are good to go.

For Cast iron. wash with warm soapy water. dry and rub lightly with a paper towel that is slightly oily.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:53:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
If they're anodized aluminum and/or non-stick coated, hand wash them.


Why?

BTW, is your "account locked" sig line from the power washer thread?
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:56:01 PM EDT
this is news to me
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 8:00:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By shop_rat45:
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
If they're anodized aluminum and/or non-stick coated, hand wash them.


Why?

BTW, is your "account locked" sig line from the power washer thread?
I think the steam will, over time, start to separate the coating from the base metal. Also, the exterior finish will be bleached by the (relatively) harsh detergents in the dishwasher. My girlfriend and I have the exact same cookware. Mine have never been in the dishwasher, get used frequently and look brand-new. Hers get used much less frequently, have been through the dishwasher almost exclusively and look like 100 miles of bad road.

Yes to the power washer question.

Link Posted: 11/21/2008 8:02:31 PM EDT



Originally Posted By shop_rat45:

Are frying pans dishwasher safe? If not, why? I thought I've heard that you can't for some reason. I would think that some soap and 200 degree water wouldn't hurt a piece of metal that is put on a open flame and heater to over 600 degrees. So, what's the story? Can I?



Kris
Hell yes. If I couldn't put frying pans in the diswasher, they wouldn't get washed. Rince them out when you're done with them, then put them in the washer. lower level. When the dishwasher is full, run it. I always use the Pots & pans cycle, and the High temp wash.

Men were not ment to wash dishes, women were. Why the hell do you think dishwashers were invented?




Link Posted: 11/21/2008 8:20:47 PM EDT
If you don't like your pans and skillets then by all means...put them in the dishwasher.

My skillets get a good scrubbin' with a scotchbrite pad under hot water then back on the stove heat to get them up to temperature and a light rub with a paper towel soaked in a little veg oil.  I can't remember the last time anything stuck to them.

My stainless steel pans get hit with the sponge/scrubbie with soap.  For stubborn stuck on food I'll break out the steel wool.

My teflon coated pans get the sponge/scrubbie.  They are the shortest lived of my pans so I should help them last as long as possible.

I was taught that having the right tool for the job makes everything easier.  And I take care of my tools
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 8:38:10 PM EDT



I am writing to say that I have been cooking exclusively with cast iron pans and grill for the past five years and could not be happier.

That is all.

-Z





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