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Nov 11, 2012 01:25 PM

New Chantal Thrift Store Piece-need help!

My mother brought me a Chantal 8" Omelette pan this morning. It appears to be a purple/navy blue and the interior bottom has raised rings that show slight rust as though they are cast iron, but it also appears to have some kind of coating on it???

There is a half a tag on the outside of the pan, marked "Chantal # 63...Made in Germany".

I guess my question is, what the heck is this pan made of? The handle is a looped stainless steel looking handle, and the exterior is definitely enamel. There is definitely some iron in here somewhere.

But I am at a loss as to how to clean it, and what it is made out of so that I know its limits. Any help!

Thank you!

Kristen :O)

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    1. Hi, Wednesday:

      Your pan is Chantal's proprietary enamel over steel. If you would please post photos of the interior, I could venture a guess about the "rust". If it is rust, either the pan is toast or it's been stained.

      How to clean it? Well, you're *supposed* to use Chantal's proprietary cleaner ($$$), but they also say you can use any 'ole ceramic stovetop cleaner ($$). I would use Bon Ami.

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