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metal Madeleine pans - should be retinned?

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When my old metal tinned Madeleine pans came out of long storage, they are pitted. Should I search to have them retinned before baking in them?

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  1. Are they copper lined with tin? Also- Madelines don't seem like they would be very acidic, so not reactive if they are copper.

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    1. re: dost

      not copper, but steel that is tinned. I worry about rusting.

      1. re: Cynsa

        sounds like you probably would like to have them retinned. just FYI- Metal Coating Company in Lima Ohio did a terrible job on a pan I had retinned (you can see it in a previous post of mine). I have a very large, old Dehillerin that I will have retinned soon, and I plan on using this guy: http://www.retinners.com/, Best wishes!

    2. Just give them a good wash with hot soap. Old madeleine pans which had a lot of use are excellent because they've been well seasoned. Re-tinning them is way too expensive for what they cost new.

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      1. re: PBSF

        Sounds like pbsf has more experience with this than I. Cheaper and easier solution, for sure!

        1. re: PBSF

          thank you for the good advice! and for the savings $$$, too!