Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
You should have thrown it back... everyone knows that frying pans shouldn't be washed in an automatic dishwasher!
I think that among the newer and more ignorant tribes, a device for frying things called a "non-stick pan" is in use. I understand that it is traditional to wash these with the rest of the eating tools and implements in an automatic machine.
Enlightened folks use a cast-iron frying appliance, which, when properly used, requires no washing and indeed will be damaged by the application of soap or detergent.