Yes - the pan is a bit scorched. You can clean it and avoid it happening by keeping liquid water in the pan when it on the stove so the metal doesn't get up to the temperature of the flame.

It happened when i boiled water in it.


But it doesn't hurt anything - clean with sand or scouring powder. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

I think using sand is the best cleaning method. But a while back i was told that the anodisation proces puts a very thin coat on alu pots, which can be damaged like non-stick, but not as easily. Wouldn't using sand start to sand away this coat little by little ?

Edited by jorgoz (04/26/08 11:18 PM)