I've been using this pan for a while, and have somehow scorched the bottom of the pan. Can someone tell me how I should clean it? Thanks!

burnt pan

  • Does the inside of the pan look similar? I am usually not concerned by any discolorations on the outside of my pans. – LSchoon Jul 28 '20 at 13:54
  • No, the inside is completely clean. – Edward Rusli Jul 28 '20 at 14:08
  • It's called usage @EdwardRusli, totally normal and nothing to worry about. – GdD Jul 28 '20 at 14:26

The discoloration is from overheating the pan, not from stains. The actual metal has changed color through accidental tempering, so you won't be able to clean it off other than by grinding the metal down or re-tempering it (neither of which is a good idea).

The color won't significantly affect the performance of the pan. Just ignore it.


For me it looks ok.

Most people will leave the bottom of the pan as-is or do light cleaning with dish soap and a "plastic" scrubbing pad.

Other people will use a product like Bar Keepers Friend to do a more in depth scrubbing.

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