On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:35:21 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
> Some years ago I was given a gift card for a store that I dislike. They
> have a website online and I finally decided to order something there since I
> really don't like going in the store. I don't know what it is about it but
> it makes me feel generally uneasy. I think it is the lighting or something.
> It seems too dimly lit and dingy in there. And I get annoyed when I see
> their high prices for things that I can get for much less elsewhere.
> This store had a Circulon very large sauté pan on clearance. I can't
> remember the price now but I think it was around $70. I wouldn't normally
> pay that much for a pan but I just wanted to use up the gift certificate. I
> think it might be a non-stick pan although it isn't a Teflon type coating.
> Turns out that it was my favorite pan ever! Was. Then something happened
> to it. I'm not sure when it happened. Used to be that I could cook
> anything and everything in it and it was fine. Then all of a sudden, eggs
> would weld themselves to the pan. And now really anything and everything I
> cook is sticking. And very badly. I just did some chicken in the pan.
> Also did a couple of pieces in the new Orgreenic pan which is really too
> small to do more than one whole breast.
> The Orgreenic pan seemed to get a lot hotter a lot quicker. It came out
> perfectly. The chicken in my Circulon pan not only stuck very badly but
> burned. I used a garlic and herb marinade on it.
> The problem now is that I feel that the pan is not coming fully clean when
> try to clean it. I have had to resort to using a wire brush which I am sure
> has probably destroyed whatever of the non-stick coating was there. I keep
> scrubbing and scrubbing and black bits keep coming off. I am pretty sure
> that the black bits are stuck on food. I can't get the surface to get
> smooth like it one was.
> So where did I go wrong?
Cleaning a non stick pan with a wire brush - that's the coating coming
off, not the food. And not knowing how to cook if you're burning
chicken in a pan in the first place.
But you already knew that. You just wanted us to tell you that.
Nothing more to see here.