Hi guys. Turned out my De Buyer pan was rusted again. This time I went overkill with the crisco and let it burn in the oven. The inside is rough and a very deep brown. The rivets are not wiping away with a paper towel. New problem: rusty outside (bottom).
Does it matter too much if the bottom is a bit rusty? I expect it will scrape the tops of stoves and oven racks for the duration of its life, so this was not unexpected.
Also, the odd silicone-y sleeve on the handle is chipping off at the end, and is otherwise discolored/stained from heat, smoke, and hot oil drip. Considering sanding it off completely in the not too distant future.