Do I need to replace this pot?
I have a stupid question due to something stupid I did. I was cooking some rice and accidently burnt some of it. The pot it was in was non-stick and pretty new so the rice came out with no problem. Is this pot still useable or do I need to replace it? I'm worried that the non-stick coating will mix in with anything I cook in it. (The pot is a Cusinart GreenGourmet so its not a teflon/PTFE non-stick pot.)
I cleaned the pot with soap and water and it looks like it did before this cooking disaster. Do I need to replace this pot or can I still use it?
If the surface is intact, it is fine. If it feels rough to the touch, or if part of it is less shiny that the rest, toss it.
I am betting that it is fine.
If you'd blackened the entire pot of rice, I'd say toss it. However, it appears as if you've got a very good-quality piece of cookware. I'd keep it.