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Default Removing non-stick coating to salvage a pan?

> "Doc" > wrote in message
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>> I've got this wok from WalMart that's coated with Xylan, which I
>> gather is a first cousin of Teflon. Big mistake. It's non-stick
>> properties aren't very good.
>> I don't like the idea of simply throwing it out and dumping more money
>> into a non-coated wok. I'm sure I could strip the coating off with one
>> of these fibrous abrasive wheels that you bolt onto a hand drill -
>> wearing a dust mask of course - but is the surface that's exposed
>> going to be suitable for cooking? Wondering if there's some pre-
>> treating that's done to the metal that might render it toxic if used
>> as a cooking surface.
>> Further, should it be possible to thoroughly remove all the coating
>> abrasively like that? Obviously I don't want to leave behind small
>> particles since I assume it's toxic.
>> Thanks


Sand blasting would remove the coating pretty easily, and the rough
surface should smooth out and "season" fairly quickly with use;
especially if you use steel utensils.