OH MIGHTY UNCA CECIL!
I posted this a few years back, & the question decended into quibbling, with no good, convincing answer.
So now, I submit it to you, Oh Font Of Universal Wisdom and Part-Time Yo-Yo Demonstrator.
To whit: If I am washing out a glass bottle or narrow-mouthed jar, what is the best way to dry it?
Upside down, for the water to trickle out?
Or, right side up, and let evaporation work?
Clearly upside down if there is an appreciable amount of water that could drain out instead of that water sitting at the bottom when it’s right side up. Things dry faster when you remove the bulk of the water, after that is when evaporation begins to matter.
FWIW, for my French press coffee pot, when I leave it to dry overnight in a dish rack upside down, there is sometimes a drop or two of water on the bottom, unless angled where the drops are more likely to run to and down the side. When emptied and put rightside up on the counter, it’s dry by morning, so I’ll go with evaporation.
My wife dries everything right-side up. I see them drying that way and flip them over.
Not because of speed, but due to the hard-water residue that results if any significant amount of water evaporates…
If I need to dry out something quick I invert it over the cold air return duct on my heater/AC. The little water left drips down and evaporates and the turbulence in the air flow dries out said something.
When I make a six gallon carboy of wine, I prefer to bottle and age it. I have an Italian floor corker. One of my nephews makes a carboy of wine for parties and dispenses it directly form the carboy. Six gallons of fresh wine is too much IMO.