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My pot has a scratch in it, is it still safe to use? I attached a picture of the scratchenter image description here

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    It's difficult to tell from the picture. Is it a teflon coated pan? Is this the inside or outside of the pan? – Preston Jan 12 '18 at 0:18
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    I think it's non stick. It's the inside of the pot. – Sclass Jan 12 '18 at 0:39
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    It looks like there are several patches of discoloration inside the indent - do you know if these are also damage, or can you say why you think the scratch may be unsafe while you are not concerned about the larger patches? – Megha Jan 12 '18 at 9:34
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    I use worse on a regular basis – paparazzo Jan 12 '18 at 13:45
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I think this is the inside of a non-stick pan, on the side near where the handle is riveted (scratched rivet at the right of the picture).

It doesn't look like it's peeling from the scratches. So the amount of coating getting into the food would be miniscule. Even the if it did peel, the result would be more unpleasant than dangerous (paper on the use of PTFE as an inert bulking agent for food); the main component of a Teflon non-stick coating is PTFE.

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