Q: I've read that adding salt to stainless steel cookware before adding liquid will cause pitting, but a lot of recipes call for salting a piece of meat before searing it. Is it OK to put salted pieces of meat onto a stainless steel with just oil in it?
Sent by Ruby
Editor: How interesting! I've never heard of salt causing stainless steel to pit or corrode, and I often salt meat and other foods while cooking them in stainless steel.
Readers, do you have any insight on this?
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