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Old 10-18-2010, 11:41 PM   #1
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All clad frying pan

I saw a large All-Clad frying pan, maybe 12 inches or larger at a Salvation Army store today. It had some kind of coating on it which I presumed was non-stick. The pan needed cleaning. Now my usual method for cleaning stainless steel is to put it in a plastic bag and add a little ammonia. The pans almost wipe clean in the morning. But if that is a non-stick coating the ammonia may make it peel off. So I am wondering if I should buy the pan. It only costs 12.99. Does anyone own an all-clad like this? Is it a non-stick coating or something else? I think even if it is non-stick and the ammonia makes it come off I could end up with a pretty good stainless pan that is not non-stick. What do you think?

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Old 10-19-2010, 12:08 AM   #2
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if the coating is not scratched I would jump on it.
You can't even get a crummy one for 12.99


I would just soak and wash with soap and hot water.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:47 AM   #3
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go for it
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:25 AM   #4
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I don't believe your ammonia will hurt a non-stick coating. I'd go for it.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:57 AM   #5
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For that price I would get it in a second. The worst that happens is you are out $13. The best is that you get an All Clad pan for an insane steal.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:23 AM   #6
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i, too, would get that. that's a great deal.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:02 PM   #7
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Man did I get a deal. I decided to take your advice and went to buy the pan. When I got to the store I discovered that I was mistaken about the price. They only wanted 10.99. So I took the pan up to the register and they charged me 5.50 plus tax. It seems they were having a blue tag special! I got the pan home, washed it and fried an egg. It worked just fine even though the surface of the interior of the pan is a little bunged up. So now I am going to put it in a bag with ammonia to clean the stainless steel and pray that the non-stick coating doesn't come off. I love second hand stores. I got a $160.00 pan for less than $6.00!!
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:01 AM   #8
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Just an update. The ammonia treatment cleaned that pan like a dream. No scrubbing just wiped it off and rinsed and dried it. It's almost like a new pan. What a bargain.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:02 AM   #9
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That is awesome! You don't see a deal like that everyday.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:29 PM   #10
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and where is this wonderful SA store with the great deals?
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