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Do y'all always wash the outside of pans, etc. ?

calikingcaliking Posts: 16,424
edited May 6 in EggHead Forum
Just wondering. What's really the point?

I get that some folks are concerned about keeping the cooking surface of cooking vessels "clean". For the record, I don't subscribe to the whole "NEVER scrub your cast iron with soap, etc. !" ideology. That's a whole 'notha wormhole. 

So... any point in scrubbing the OUTSIDE/non-cooking surface of a cooking vessel??

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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 23,698
    I don’t touch the outside of pans, not one bit.  When crud accumulates there, I just look forward to the next time I whip it out for cooking to see what kind of new life forms have grown on the surface.  It can be fun to scare the dinner guests with this kind of thing!  Don’t knock it until you try it!
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  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 1,082
    edited May 6
    Don’t think I have ever really thought about not washing it. If I am washing something I usually wash the whole thing. 
    Agree.

    I even use a magic eraser from time to time if there is some burnt-on crud. 

    I don't want the crud on the outside to get on the inside of the pan I place it into.
    Clinton, Iowa
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,149
    That’s why I have a wife. 

    😎
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 12,377
    That’s why I have a wife. 

    😎
    I thought your in laws come over and do everything for you.
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 12,377
    Paid more attention when we had copper bottom revere ware and hung our pans from a rack, now they just get a quick swipe.
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,149
    Legume said:
    That’s why I have a wife. 

    😎
    I thought your in laws come over and do everything for you.
    They’re getting old.  Have been having to mow my own lawn too. Trying to train the wife.  
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 40,107
    Every now and then I’ll scrub the outside.  They hang in our kitchen.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,598
    I wash behind my ears as well...
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,893
    If stack pans IE Hotel=Yes
    Visalia, Ca

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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,528
    You can probably guess where I come down on this. 
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 23,698
    dmchicago said:
    You can probably guess where I come down on this. 
    You wash them with warm water, from below?
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  • TechsasJimTechsasJim Posts: 409
    I’ve been helping do commercial crawfish boils for years and washing the entire pot/pan/vessel is part of the gig.   Thus I do the same thing at home.   It’s just a habit.   Then again I do the same with our vehicles.   Maybe I’m just that OCD guy….
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 14,087
    dmchicago said:
    You can probably guess where I come down on this. 
    Do you wash them in the bidet?
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 5,020
    Too much of a germ family if the outside isn’t washed also. Plus it attracts roaches.
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,085
    That’s why I have a wife. 


    hope she's not over-educated and under-loved  :D
    canuckland
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,797
    I wash the outside. But I don’t spend time and effort trying to keep them looking new. 
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  • YbabpmutsYbabpmuts Posts: 93
    It's mine and I'll wash it as fast as I want. Wait ... what?
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 16,424
    I’ve been helping do commercial crawfish boils for years and washing the entire pot/pan/vessel is part of the gig.   Thus I do the same thing at home.   It’s just a habit.   Then again I do the same with our vehicles.   Maybe I’m just that OCD guy….
    I've never understood the washing cars thing. That's what rain is for.

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,950
    edited May 6
    I always wash the outside of everything. Except for cast iron. I just wipe it down.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 40,107
    I’ve been helping do commercial crawfish boils for years and washing the entire pot/pan/vessel is part of the gig.   Thus I do the same thing at home.   It’s just a habit.   Then again I do the same with our vehicles.   Maybe I’m just that OCD guy….
    I just hose all that stuff down.  At the end of the season I hit it with the pressure washer and some soap and oxalic acid.  Not in that order.
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 14,087
    edited May 6
    caliking said:
    I’ve been helping do commercial crawfish boils for years and washing the entire pot/pan/vessel is part of the gig.   Thus I do the same thing at home.   It’s just a habit.   Then again I do the same with our vehicles.   Maybe I’m just that OCD guy….
    I've never understood the washing cars thing. That's what rain is for.
    I assume the dirt is like a layer of oxide protecting the paint underneath.  Why wash it off and expose the paint to the elements?
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Some Eggs, some Weber stuff, the occasional Traeger, and various other things that make flames and hold coals.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 16,424
    caliking said:
    I’ve been helping do commercial crawfish boils for years and washing the entire pot/pan/vessel is part of the gig.   Thus I do the same thing at home.   It’s just a habit.   Then again I do the same with our vehicles.   Maybe I’m just that OCD guy….
    I've never understood the washing cars thing. That's what rain is for.
    I assume the dirt is like a layer of oxide protecting the paint underneath.  Why wash it off and expose the paint to the elements?
    ex.act.ly.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • RyanStlRyanStl Posts: 851
    I wash the pans to get the black residue off the outside bottom so it doesn't transfer to cabinet/shelf.
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 22,013
    100% inside and out. Every time. 
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 15,013
    I wash my pots in the dishwasher. Not cast iron of course. 
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  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,149
    I wash my pots in the dishwasher. Not cast iron of course. 
    Send Party ove the hill and I’ll see if she can get some training.  
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,879
    I typically start by the outside 🤷‍♂️

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