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Storing non-stick skillet in oven drawer


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#1 Shel_B

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:18 AM

Toots has a new skillet.  It's an anodized aluminum Calphalon non-stick model, specifically this one: http://www.bedbathan...-set/1014506683  Storage space is tight in her kitchen, and she was thinking of storing the skillet in the drawer that's below the oven in her gas range.  We'd like to know if leaving the skillet in that drawer while the oven is on could damage the skillet.  Thanks!


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:25 AM

Yes, if it's where the broiler is.

 

If it's a storage drawer, than I guess you can store stuff in it.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:27 AM

I have that same drawer on my gas range.  dont store anything in it, but they way to find out would be to put one of those remote temp probes in the drawer and fire up the oven

 

you know the kind:

 

http://www.bedbathan...mote temp probe

 

well if you have one.   it would be an interesting experiment.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:31 AM

What does the oven manual say? A friend stored her secret booze stash down there and it had no effect. The bottles were never even warm.
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:32 AM

I stored my skillets in the below-oven storage drawer for years with no ill effects.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:39 AM

BTW  those are great pans

 

if stored one 'in' the other, dont forget to put an old towel or something between them so as not to damage the finish.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:12 AM

What does the oven manual say? A friend stored her secret booze stash down there and it had no effect. The bottles were never even warm.

 

Haven't a clue what the manual says.  Toots has the manual filed somewhere and we can take a look at it.  Never thought of that, although I don't expect to learn much, if anything, from the manual.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:16 AM

BTW  those are great pans

 

if stored one 'in' the other, dont forget to put an old towel or something between them so as not to damage the finish.

 

We ALWAYS use separators.

 

Yes, I think they're pretty good.  I had one that lasted a L-O-N-G time, replaced the set, and then got another set for Toots.

 

Here's an interesting aside: the new pans are stamped "Dishwasher Safe" on the bottom.  The earlier pans were not recommended for the dishwasher.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:20 AM

What's the oven?


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:08 AM

I assume the question is whether the storage drawer gets so hot as to degrade the PTFE nonstick coating.  So long as the drawer stays below 500F (cite), you should be fine.  The one wrinkle which occurs to me is whether it's a self-cleaning oven.  If so, I'd empty the drawer when running that cycle.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:28 AM

I assume the question is whether the storage drawer gets so hot as to degrade the PTFE nonstick coating.  So long as the drawer stays below 500F (cite), you should be fine.  The one wrinkle which occurs to me is whether it's a self-cleaning oven.  If so, I'd empty the drawer when running that cycle.

 

The question isn't just that, but what other damage or degradation may occur.

 

The oven isn't self cleaning, however, it seems that there's an open flame from the heating element of the oven.  I should check that to be sure.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 02:53 PM

BTW  those are great pans
 
if stored one 'in' the other, dont forget to put an old towel or something between them so as not to damage the finish.

 
We ALWAYS use separators.
 
Yes, I think they're pretty good.  I had one that lasted a L-O-N-G time, replaced the set, and then got another set for Toots.
 
Here's an interesting aside: the new pans are stamped "Dishwasher Safe" on the bottom.  The earlier pans were not recommended for the dishwasher.


I use paper towels between stacked non stick. Doesn't take up any room and cheap

#13 shar999

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:03 PM

Store my Cuisinart non stick pans in the drawer of my whirlpool gas range.  No problem.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:45 PM

Not to worry. In normal use that pan has flame on it directly (albeit on the bottom). If the pan can't stand some heat then it's not much of a pan, is it?

Edited to add that I looked at pan specs at the link you provided. It's oven-safe to 450F. If it can be in a 450 degree oven, it can be in the drawer below.

Edited by mgaretz, 20 December 2013 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

I always put a pot holder...under anything I put on top of mine
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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:57 PM

Be sure there is no direct heat to the drawer.

As for storing ANYTHING that can burn - don't do it.

One of my neighbors stored her cookie sheets WITH parchment paper liners, in the drawer under her oven and they burned after the oven had been on for a couple of hours with a large turkey.

There was smoke escaping from the opening below the oven door and while there was no open flame, the parchment was dark brown with charred spots.


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