Originally Posted by gadzooks
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.