In the new Cuisinart Multiclad set I bought I cooked some peas in the 1.5 Qt pan. Only thing in the pan was water, frozen peas and some salt. There was nothing left in the sauce pan after serving. No salty peas sitting on the bottom or anything like that. This is what it looked like after I washed it out
Pretty sure this won't affect the cooking but am slightly concerned that it cold be an issue later down the line.
The warranty says in part that scratches, stains, discoloration and other damage to the external or internal surfaces that doesn't impair the functional utility of the cookware isn't covered. Hate to send them the sauce pan and the $7.00 for return shipping (as well as the money to ship it to them) only to find out they aren't going to cover it.