Burning pans?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by mudbug, Nov 7, 2000.

  1. mudbug

    mudbug

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    I've been wondering...

    What makes a pan burn? Does the composition of the metal change? What happens when you leave it on the stove too long besides the obvious?
     
  2. chef david simpson

    chef david simpson

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    I believe it's the oils that are left on the surface of the pan that make them smoke.
     
  3. lynne

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    and when left empty and too hot too long they start to warp horribly creating a whole new set of problems.