I have an old set of nonstick aluminum pans that have gained scratches and lost their non-stick coating over the past several years.
There's nothing physically wrong with them except for those few microns of Teflon that are flaking off.
I'm wondering if I can scrub off the non-stick coating and season the pan as I do my cast iron skillet (coat with oil, then apply high heat in the oven).
I'd need to remove the handle when seasoning it, but that shouldn't be a problem as they're attached with screws, not rivets.
So - can I get that beautiful dark glossy patina on my aluminum pan, or is it destined to be a food magnet?