Originally Posted by Nan
PLEASE don't do that to your wonderful cast iron. The dishwasher drying cycle alone will take all the moisture and oils out of the pan. Keep doing what you are doing. Trust me, I learned to cook from my Mom, two grandmothers, and a great-aunt who used cast iron for everthing!
No worries - it never went into the dishwasher, and it's now safely packed away for a move.
Interesting though, that everyone always mentions the drying cycle. I never use mine! They still come out wet, so I was raised to just take them out and dry them when the wash cycle finished.