Warped bottom on pans

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by primarypredator, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. primarypredator

    primarypredator

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    I have a Viking 6 Qt. Saute Casserole that sat empty on an electric stove, got really hot, and the bottom has warped. Is there any way to flatten it out again?
     
  2. brianshaw

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    Sadly, no.  But for some kinds of pans/cooking a warp isn't really a problem.
     
  3. primarypredator

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    I was hoping some blacksmith could heat it up and bang it flat again. It still works fine; I didn't notice the problem when I had a gas stove, but on the electric one I have now it spins around, so you have to hold the handle when stirring.
     
  4. mhpr262

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    Just set it upside down on a concrete floor, put a cloth over the bottom to prevent scratches  and give it increasingly harder wacks with a sledge hammer to the center of the bottom. Put it on the cooktop to check if it is still spinning after each whack.
     
  5. mikelm

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    I would suggest that, in addition to the cloth, you use a small piece of wood - say, a 6" piece of 2 x 4 -  to cushion the pan from your sledgehammer.  It would be a good idea to do this on a concrete floor - garage or basement - and not your kitchen tile floor.

    Good  luck

    Mike