I have a nonstick pan - All Clad d5 , 12" skillet, very heavy, very well made, balanced, conducts heat like a dream, has a perfectly fitting heavy lid.
But it has a non-stick surface (teflon or teflon-ish material) that is no longer non-stick.
(It was a gift - I wouldn’t have bought such an expensive non-stick pan for myself).
It has served me well for about 8 years, and while it is no longer useful as a nonstick pan, it is potentially still a fabulous pan.
Can I sand off the remaining “non-stick” finish, using ordinary tools and human power, and get a usable pan at the end?
Could I actually get it smooth enough? (I’m not concerned about cooking in aluminum cookware, in case you’re worried that the layer I expose will be aluminum)
If yes, what kind of tools might I need?
If not, what kind of non-human-powered tools might let me accomplish this?
The thing cost almost $200. The [del]cheap[/del] frugal yankee in me balks at discarding it.