Originally Posted by Andy M.
Where did the burning plastic come from and did it get into the pan?
If the pan is just discolored, wash it and use it. Appearance does not effect utility.
I had bought a cheap pot when I first got here & it had a cover & I was using that. In the middle of the top it had some plastic in it & no, it didn't fall into the pot.
Well I'm a very holistic person, so if it warped the metal or coating that protects the metal in any way, then I don't want to use it, & I just don't know enough about posts to determine that.