Originally Posted by Wyogal
Is it an expensive pan? Can you get a new one for your birthday?
Have a good birthday! Just wait til your 50's, they are a blast. 30's were pretty good, was really busy as a mom for me then, (had my youngest when I was 30), 40's it was about career, 50's well, not sure yet (I'll be 51 in a month), but I quit work, went to cooking school, am working on a one-woman show (folk music), and watch the sopranos on sunday mornings....
Thanks for the support, I hate no longer being able to not lie when I say I'm 20 something. Was intoxicated and upset at turning 30 last night.
Regarding the pan, its a quite-expensive skillet that I received a year ago, actually (to the day, to be exact). Its not a 'walmart super saver' skillet.
I noticed about a month ago that it had a few small deposits starting, and they rapidly began accumulating more carbon, so now they are affecting the surface enough that if I can't remove them without harming the teflon, its going to be time to get a new skillet.