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)