Why do my stainless steel pans look so bad out of the dishwasher?
July 10, 2006 12:10 PM Subscribe
Why does my new stainless steel cookware come out of the diswasher covered with white splotchy stains that I have to hand wash?
posted by AstroGuy to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We just bought a set of Emerilware (made by All-Clad) cookware. I'm learning to adjust to cooking in steel without teflon, and for the most part I love it. However, if I brown anything in the pans, when I clean them in the diswasher, wherever there was any cooked on residue, there are very ugly whitish splotches. I tried pre-soaking the pan as well, and it still did the same thing. The manufacturer says these pans are dishwasher safe.
I can restore them to their original look by cleaning the interior with Barkeeper's Friend, but it's kind of a pain to have to hand wash them.
If I don't brown/burn anything in the pans they come out of the dishwasher just fine. Am I using too much heat? I've read that only moderate heat should be used on clad stainless cookware.
Fellow MeFi gourmets, what say you?