Do you mean porcelain finished? That's what is on these.
I figured non-stick should not be put in the dishwasher anyway.
What do I know?
I've never had a dishwasher and only operated one once in my entire 54 years.
Besides, I usually can wash dishes and clean up a kitchen quicker than some folk can wipe out the dishes and load the washer.
I'll make sure I tell my daughter to hand wash only or exchange them for some other kind.
Is the Rachel Ray set a good one?
The Rachel Ray set of mine is about 2 years old, the non stick has come off making food stick in the bottom and like I said, the outside of the cookware is ceramic coated. I don't particularly like it considering I paid over $300 for the darn set and the stuff I have bought that was cheaper lasted longer. So I wouldn't recommend her set, no.
Jan - since the meat cooks in the cast-iron there really shouldn't be any live bacteria in the pan when the meat is removed. I never let my cast-iron sit - as soon as I pull food out of it I boil it out with about an inch of water, rinse, put it back on a hot burner and then rub with a little oil. I figure boiling the pan gets it hotter than any other form of cleaning. My hot water tank is set at about 130deg so whether I wash in the sink or the dishwasher it doesn't get boiling hot and neither my dishwasher soap or dish detergent at the sink are anti-bacterial. Or at least that's how I've justified it to myself all these years ...
Thank you. My cast iron skillets thank you. My cast iron griddle thanks you. I'm using the skillets more because they're less trouble to take care of than my easy to care for stainless! I love steak cooked in a cast iron skillet. Yum.
True, at times they may not be as convenient as nonstick, but they last longer, cook better, they make great weapons, you don't have to use only certain types of cookware with them, and if you take care of them they will last your lifetime and well beyond.
As long as you are careful to clean them properly and DON'T allow water to remain on them any length of time they will serve you well forever. Even if they do end up starting to rust they can be cleaned back into sevice, but you want to avoid it to start with though. My g-grandmothers (100+ yr old) dutch oven is begging to slow cook a pot roast, but I haven't been able to splurge on one in a long time.