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Is it safe to hang cast iron pans from zinc plated S hooks on a shelf?

Sypndranks | May 10, 201507:38 PM

Is it safe to hang cast iron pans on Zinc plated S hooks? I recently got some S hooks from home depot that are zinc plated S hooks to hang my cast iron pans on a metal wire shelf? I was on a budget and couldn't get myself to spend almost $100 on stainless steel S hooks to hang all my lovely pans from this shelf I got. So I spent only $30 on zinc coated hooks.

And recently started to think and question if it's safe that the zinc coated hooks touch the cast iron pans handles to hang by since iron is pretty porus and absorbs stuff easily. Do I need to worry about "Zinc" contamination? I know you guys aren't scientists and all so I could be asking for no reason but figured I'd try.

I may just be a worrying over nothing, I just didn't see a reason at the time to spend twice the price for Stainless steel ones but maybe I should have..

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