I purchased a Stainless steel pan on ebay. When I got it, I washed it aggressivly with a scotch sponge and when I rinsed it I noticed the water was discolored, kinda silvery. I could smell the metal too. When I dried it with a white paper towel there was metal transfer onthe paper towel, again silvery.
Does this mean the pan is no good for cooking? Why would that happen? It seems like a good pan. On the bottom of the pan it says Premium Chefmate Cookware and it has a copper bottom. The ebay auction said it was stainless steel.
If you want to look at it the auction number is 320313766675. Just search for that on ebay and it will come up. Thanks for any input, I am afraid to use it at this point.