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*Pics inside* Examples of poor/bad retinning? My pot interior is rough after having it retinned.

dost Oct 30, 2009 08:28 AM

I sent my pot to Metal Coating Company in Lima, OH, based on a post/review on the boards here (which I now think might be a shill). I received my pot back, but on the interior bottom in several areas there appear to be "burrs" or particles in or under the tin. It is not a smooth surface, and I'm afraid that with use they'll pull off the bottom of the pan when stirring is applied (even with non-metal tools) leaving little pits in the surface. I feel disappointed, but would like to hear anyone else's experience with re tinning. Perhaps my expectations were too high. This does not look like any other tin interior I've seen.

Also, I should mention that they charged exorbitant shipping costs to send it back (over twice what it cost me to send it to them), thereby negating the "special" they were running. I was really disappointed with that, too, as they stated to calculate shipping based on how much it cost me to ship to them.....

I feel like I've been had. :(

Any info/input would be most appreciated. Thank you!

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  1. jayt90 RE: dost Oct 30, 2009 08:57 AM

    If these raised areas are excess tin, then you are OK to use them. It will eventually wear off and become smooth.
    It looks like an excess to me, but there is a possibility of foreign matter underneath. If so, a pit would appear when the grit or whatever is finally abraded from use.
    I would probably go ahead and use the pot. And complain if the raised areas coulkd not survive a few washings.

    1. Chemicalkinetics RE: dost Oct 30, 2009 12:16 PM

      Wow. They did a bad job. Like Jay said, these raised areas can be excess tin or foreign object underneath. Either way, very bad job. Let hope for the best that they simply have uneven tin coating.

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        bushwickgirl RE: Chemicalkinetics Oct 31, 2009 08:28 AM

        Yeah, it's a bad job, like the new guy on his first day did it. That bad.
        Hopefully it's just excess tin.

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        dmd_kc RE: dost Oct 31, 2009 08:47 AM

        I wouldn't even use it -- I'd just contact the company nicely, offer them these photos, and request them to redo the job, all postage on their dime.

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          dost RE: dmd_kc Feb 13, 2010 09:21 AM

          Thank you so much to everyone who replied. I learned my lessons! You get what you pay for, and stick to those with a proven reputation from multiple sources. I won't be using Metal Coating Company again, that's for sure.

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