So I have a nice 12 inch nonstick pan, which I always run through the dishwasher, and it's always fine. There's nothing unusual about the pan. But tonight, I needed it for dinner and the dishwasher was just finishing its run (the heated drying cycle ran too.) I took the pan out, dumped out the remaining water, and put it on the stove. About a minute later, I started hearing "shhhkk!" noises, looked over, and saw the nonstick coating blistering along the rim. Since this has never happened before, I only had one hypothesis - that despite the pan appearing dry, the heat and pressure of the dishwasher had gotten tiny water droplets underneath the nonstick coating which caused the blistering when they heated into steam.
- Is my hypothesis correct? Is this what caused it?
- Is there anything I can do to prevent this, other than waiting a few hours before using the pan?
The pan is a Cuisinart 12" Black Aluminum Non-Stick Skillet. Looking at the reviews of the set, it seems I'm not the only one with this problem.