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Pitted stainless steel saucepan--any danger?

katydid13 Apr 21, 2010 06:38 PM

My new 3-quart stainless-steel saucepan has developed some pitting after a single use, apparently -- according to the instructions I read too late -- because I added salt to the water before it came to a boil. Is there any risk in continuing to use the pan? I never use scratched or pitted nonstick cookware but don't know if a similar danger exists with stainless.....thanks!

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    ThreeGigs Apr 21, 2010 07:01 PM

    No, you're fine. Give it a good scrubbing to smooth it out a bit and use normally after that.

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      katydid13 Apr 21, 2010 08:48 PM

      Thanks. I can't find anything definitive on the Web about it!

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      DGresh Apr 22, 2010 09:21 AM

      goodness, I do that all the time with my all clad (yes I know I'm not supposed to). I've never had it do anything bad. But I agree, I don't think there's any harm done.

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