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Old 11-05-2018, 04:53 PM
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Default To Dry Or Not To Dry?

Just curious.....do you dry your CI on the stove after hand drying, or do you only hand dry? I only hand dry, and Ive never had any rust issues....i just rub a little PAM onto the skillet after I dry it.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: To Dry Or Not To Dry?

I continue to stovetop dry (after towel drying) on a low burner very briefly just to get any remaining moisture out of markings or crevices, I suppose. Am I truly concerned about rust? Not really. In fact, there have been times I've become distracted and left the empty pan on the burner, but fortunately without incident. That possibility in and of itself may be enough to recommend against the practice.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: To Dry Or Not To Dry?

I only hand dry. Never had a problem with rust, but my skillets and pots are well seasoned.
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:18 PM
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I'll do either. It's not a preference for me. It just depends on my mood lol. I will dry on a burner if I'm placing any kind of oil on it. A lot of times, my pan is relatively hot when I'm cleaning I don't feel it's required.

If the pan is not hot when I clean it (decided to eat breakfast first), I will heat on the burner.
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:50 PM
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I dry on the stove briefly but put it on the lowest setting just in case I get distracted. But I donít put any oil on it. I always get my pan hot before adding oil to cook.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:34 PM
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Thanks for the replies!!
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:56 AM
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I towel dry, then low heat while wiping very light oil coat on it.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:03 AM
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I towel dry, then low heat while wiping very light oil coat on it.
I do the same.
My Wife also uses the same method.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:38 AM
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I also dont put my DO lids on the whole way. I leave it on crooked, so air can circulate. Seems to work for me.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:45 PM
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I also dont put my DO lids on the whole way. I leave it on crooked, so air can circulate. Seems to work for me.
I'll fold up a paper towel and place it between the lid and pot.
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