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Old 09-11-2005, 02:02 AM posted to rec.food.equipment
Jerry W.
 
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Default "Slumped" aluminum saute pan

We have a small, thick aluminum saute pan that we've had for decades.
It's very useful -- food doesn't burn.

Unfortunately, over the years, it's become a tad rounded on the bottom,
so it's tricky to balance it on a (gas) burner (the handle is also
metal, so a bit heavy). I infer that maybe it got real hot one day and
gravity caused it to sag a little. Whatever. I just hate to throw it
away. Does anyone know a way it could be restored to its former
flat-bottomedness?

cheers,
jerry


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Old 09-11-2005, 02:49 AM posted to rec.food.equipment
Pete C.
 
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"Jerry W." wrote:

We have a small, thick aluminum saute pan that we've had for decades.
It's very useful -- food doesn't burn.

Unfortunately, over the years, it's become a tad rounded on the bottom,
so it's tricky to balance it on a (gas) burner (the handle is also
metal, so a bit heavy). I infer that maybe it got real hot one day and
gravity caused it to sag a little. Whatever. I just hate to throw it
away. Does anyone know a way it could be restored to its former
flat-bottomedness?

cheers,
jerry


It could certainly be repaired with a hydraulic press and some suitable
press plates (I regularly straighten the skid plates on my truck that
way). Unfortunately if you don't have a hydraulic press or have a friend
with one it's probably not worth the cost or effort to find a shop with
a press to straighten it.

Pete C.
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Old 09-11-2005, 04:35 AM posted to rec.food.equipment
Del Cecchi
 
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"Jerry W." wrote:

We have a small, thick aluminum saute pan that we've had for decades.
It's very useful -- food doesn't burn.

Unfortunately, over the years, it's become a tad rounded on the
bottom,
so it's tricky to balance it on a (gas) burner (the handle is also
metal, so a bit heavy). I infer that maybe it got real hot one day
and
gravity caused it to sag a little. Whatever. I just hate to throw it
away. Does anyone know a way it could be restored to its former
flat-bottomedness?

cheers,
jerry


It could certainly be repaired with a hydraulic press and some suitable
press plates (I regularly straighten the skid plates on my truck that
way). Unfortunately if you don't have a hydraulic press or have a
friend
with one it's probably not worth the cost or effort to find a shop with
a press to straighten it.

Pete C.


What's the diameter? Can you turn it over on a concrete floor and tap it
with a small sledge? A piece of steel plate would help not dent it. At
worst you throw it away.

Or squeeze it between your car and a floor jack. That's even a better
idea. Or a bottle jack and something solid.

del




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