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According to The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth Edition, (2007) definition of cookware and bakeware materials, neither untreated copper nor untreated aluminum should ever be used for food storage or preparation. But it does go on to say that most copper and aluminum cookware is lined with a nonreactive metal (stainless steel) to make it usable with ...


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~~ Apply a really weak sheet magnet to the surface of the pan, like the ones that come attached to the phone book for hanging on your refrigerator. If it sticks, it's not an enameled surface. If it does not stick, there's a film of enamel there preventing it from doing so. Just be sure and test it first to make sure it sticks to the frig. ~~


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After seeing the pictures, I'm almost sure this is naked cast iron. "Almost", because I haven't seen the satin enamel after use, only on new pans. But when it's new, it's glossy like seasoning, not dull like what your pictures show. For a confirmation, you can try to rust a small spot. Take a drop of acid - maybe essence of vinegar, or descaling agent - ...


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Enamel is a ceramic coating applied to the metal - it will typically be colorful and glossy-smooth to the touch. Raw cast iron will be black and matte in appearance, the unseasoned surfaces rough to the touch, the seasoned cooking surface will be smooth and a tiny bit greasy. Complicating things is the "black satin" enamel some manufacturers (including Le ...


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We're going to do all of our analysis on the back side, so we don't mess up any cooking surface: if it's rusted : not enameled (or possibly damaged enamel) if it's greasy, clean w/ hot soapy water and a scrubbing pad, just in the middle of the pan. if it's any color other than black, brown, bare metal or orange-brown : enameled look for a model number, ...


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Don't use enamelware pots (that is a glass coating over metal) on your glass top stove. The glass coating will melt onto the glass top stove surface when you set the pot down on the hot surface and you can't get it off as it melds with the stove surface permanently. It happened to my mother in law. Flat bottomed stainless steel or flat bottomed ceramic ...


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A picture would help also! If your pan has a non-stick coating that is flaking off... I'd recommend to discard it. The non-stickness is compromised and the non-stick stuff is probably not good to eat. That said, in my experience non-stick coatings are sensitive to scratching from utensils... not so much from the food itself. It certainly depends on the ...


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Acid foods such as tomato sauce or egg-lemon soup will corrode aluminum. If your non-stick coating is damaged it will expose aluminum to that corrosion. That can cause the remaining nonstick coating to begin flaking off. Aluminum also reacts vigorously with basic compounds such as sodium carbonate or calcium hydroxide. That makes aluminum a poor choice for ...


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Non-stick pans have a coating on top of metal, this metal could be aluminum, stainless steel, copper, or any other metal or alloy. The coating doesn't make a whole lot of difference to the heat distribution, that is the property of the metal underneath it. Heat distribution doesn't change the end quality of your food, it determines how quickly heat ...


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If it states that it is stainless steel, it should be stainless steel - I wouldn't worry about that - but that doesn't mean that your chafing pan isn't flawed. As far as "Restaurant Quality" is concerned, if it isn't marked NSF, I'd stay away from it. In case you are unfamiliar with NSF: "NSF is the premier name in food equipment certification, ...


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I'm big on reading reviews of products before I decide. Sam's Club has several chafing dishes available on-line, with varied reviews. The Bakers & Chefs dish only has two reviews with one review echoing your complaints. I assume this is yours? Considering the better reviews, the appearance, the product descriptions, and the apparent flaws in yours, ...


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Amazon has some individual brownie pans that are, I believe, what you may be looking for. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=individual%20brownie%20pan



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