Can I Rescue a Nonstick Pan That Has Lost Its Coating?

Can I Rescue a Nonstick Pan That Has Lost Its Coating?

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Faith Durand
May 16, 2011
Q: I inherited a nonstick frying pan that has lost most of its nonstick coating. The surface has rust spots where the coating is gone. It's a solid, heavy pan and I'd like to rescue it if I can. Do you have any ideas? Sent by Julie Editor: Julie, we're going to go the conservative route on this one. Let the pan go. You just don't want to deal with flaking nonstick coating in your food, or a rusty taste from the metal beneath. It's best to just recycle the pan and find yourself a good new one. Readers, what do you think? Agree? Disagree?   Related: No Nonsense: How to Avoid Ruining Your Nonstick Pans (Image: Reader Nathaniel via email)
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