Bupo107 said:No - it is not non-stick. It's the anondized stuff.
Michael in FtW said:Bupo107 said:No - it is not non-stick. It's the anondized stuff.
Relax - unless you heated the pot to the point you warped it, you can save it.
Just fill it with water, put it on the stove, bring it to a boil, then let the water simmer for about 1 hour - keep an eye on it so it doesn't boil dry - and every once in a while use a wooden spoon to scrape the sides and bottom. Then, turn the heat off and let it sit for about another 30 minutes until it cools down - but still warm. You can then dump the water, and give it another good scraping with a wooden spoon.
Next, scrub it with a nylon mesh scrubber like the one here http://www.instawares.com/Power-Scrubber-Large.10-0511.0.7.htm - it will cut through a lot of the stuff stuck on the pan without scratching it and getting all clogged up. Then, you can switch over to a ScotrhBrite pad and use some Bar Keepers Friend, or a paste of table salt, and you should be able to get out the rest of the burned on bits.
They also have scrubbies made from copper, stainless steel, and brass - but I would try the nylon one first.
Only, I repeat ONLY, if this doesn't work and your going to toss it anyway - put it on the center rack of your oven and run it thru a self-cleaning cycle.