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Old 12-29-2008, 04:15 PM   #11
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I would simmer either lemon or Vinegar, or a little of each and you should be good to go.

Failing at all of that, Allclad is a stand up product, give then a call.

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Old 12-30-2008, 05:39 PM   #12
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Thank you so much for all of the great suggestions (and for the warm welcome to DC, it's great to be here!).

So far I have scrambled eggs in the pan (the room filled with the scent of onions and the eggs had a hint of onion), did 3 batches of simmering baking soda and water on the stove, and now I've got a baking soda paste on the pan, covered in newspapers and sealed in a bag. If this doesn't work I'll try the lemon juice and pick up some charcoal briquettes.

Thank you so much for all the advice. This is such an odd problem, I've never had this happen before.
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:26 PM   #13
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I got the smell out- thank you again!
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:31 PM   #14
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I got the smell out- thank you again!


Well, you gonna tell us what did it?
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:13 PM   #15
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Congratulations, Penguin! I was going to suggest you throw the pan away and I would send you a well-seasoned cast iron pan of the same size, but you have saved your pan, and in doing so saved me a pan as well.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:04 PM   #16
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I was going to suggest you throw the pan away and I would send you a well-seasoned cast iron pan of the same size, but you have saved your pan, and in doing so saved me a pan as well.
Gadzooks- you are too kind, thank you! I got a baking soda paste on the pan, covered in newspapers and sealed in a bag for 24 hours. This did the trick to get rid of the smell.

I have an electric glasstop stove so I always assumed I needed to use a good non-stick pan for scrambling eggs, etc. but after doing a little more research it sounds like if I can find a cast iron with flat bottom, then it will work (my favorite cast iron pan has a raised pattern on the bottom).

If this pan continues to give me trouble, it sounds like cast iron might be a good alternative.
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If this pan continues to give me trouble, it sounds like cast iron might be a good alternative.

Cast iron is ALWAYS a good alternative!!

No joke. Cast iron is one of the best friends a cook can have. Take the plunge and get a piece. Although, I hope you can solve your problem.
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