Is it possible to restore chemically burned pans?

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  1. piercevr

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    So I got these restaurant kitchen pans that have been chemically burned from Easy Off.

    Is there any way to restore them to be able to use them or are they pretty much scrap?

    Any information anybody may have is appreciated and thank you in advance.
     
  2. brianshaw

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    Yikes, what a mess those pans are! I wouldn't bother putting any effort into them. The all can be replaced for about $50 or $70 at a local Smart&Final, or whatever your local "commercial" store is. You'd put a lot more effort int restoration than it is worth.
     
  3. chefwriter

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    Why not heat one up and put some oil in it? They don't look the same but I don't see why they would not work the same. Re season and see what you can do. 
     
  4. brianshaw

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    That looks like aluminum oxide to me. Potentially a quick path to Alzheimer's... Or worse, impotence.
     
  5. foodpump

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    Might get that stuff off with a wire wheel mounted in a drill or bench grinder, but.....

    I don't think it would be worth the effort...
     
  6. brianshaw

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    ... Or sand blasting or glass beading. But still isn't worth the effort.
     
  7. phatch

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    They're so pitted that they'll never release right; they'll burn at the drop of a hat. There's just no value in them except for recycle.
     
  8. iceman

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    Take them out to your garage. You've never got enough trays for stuff.
     
  9. piercevr

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    Thank you everybody.  I think at this point I'm going to be safe than sorry and dump them off.

    Luckily there wasn't anything really put into them.
     
  10. don rich

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    Grill screens if they are not pitted. 50 - 70 a piece cost. That's a lot of money to throw in the garbage
     
  11. foodpump

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    Well, I guess if the o.p. has a gas range at home, and is willing to put in the labour, andvprovided the pans aren't badly pitted, yeah sure, why not?

    Thing is, those are alum-lum-lumnimmum pans. Cheap like borscht. They are already warped, so they won't sit flat on an electric or ceramic range,--useless as mammaries on a stud bull, unless you have a gas range, where it then behaves like a mini wok.

    But don' stop there! The handles are riveted on, and guessy-guessy what the rivet material is? Yup alumynum. Baby-poo soft aluminum. Which means that the rivets will compress and deform their holes after a few weeks of shaking the handle, which means you have a loosey-goosey handle, and also a pan that leaks at the rivet line. Now, its one thing for the pan to dribble liquids all over the stove, making a nice mess to clean up, but when that pans starts dribbling smoking hot oil out of the rivet holes and down your wrist, well then.....
     
  12. don rich

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    If that's all the pans your asking about, all clad is good
     
  13. foodpump

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    ????
     
  14. don rich

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    Remove them with all clad pans
     
  15. don rich

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    Oops replace