Food - Drink
This Is The Quickest Way To Ruin Any Pan
By ANABELLE DOLINER
It may seem like a harmless, easy shortcut to rinse or wash a pan immediately after using it. But you could inadvertently be wreaking havoc on your pans, making cooking and cleaning more difficult in the long run.
According to HuffPost, rinsing or washing your hot pans in cool or cold water will "absolutely destroy [them] over time." When a hot pan is placed under cold water thermal shock can occur which over time can cause the bottom of the pan to become uneven and sit unevenly on your stovetop.
According to Reviewed, when metal heats up, it expands, and when it cools, it contracts. As a result, when a hot pan is put into contact with cold water, the "expansion and contraction is forced at an unnatural speed," resulting in warping or cracking.