We were gifted* a new cookware set.** It’s non-stick, but not dishwasher safe. I am a little confused about the care instructions. I wonder if you guys can shed light on them. Also, I’m interested in the question of what the effects of failing to follow these instructions would be. And finally, I’m interested in knowing what would happen if I stuck these things in the dishwasher anyway.
The instructions read as follows:
So here are some questions.
What if I don’t season it? What’s seasoning for?
Is this actually telling me that after each use, I should wash it, then season it, then wash it again? If so, why?
What if I seasoned it but didn’t subsequently rewash?
What do you suppose will happen if I just put these things in the dishwasher after all?
*My wife was actually present to pick out the cookware set, but decided against the dishwasher safe ones due to aesthetics and certain monetary considerations.
**If it matters or if you’re interested, this is the set.