I bought a set of hard anodized in 2000. Honestly, I rarely use them. The one pan that does see a lot if use is the 2.5 qt sauce pan that I use to boil water for noodles. The other day I made a batch of red lentils for my baby (which I had never done in this pan before, though I have made rice in it). I boiled the water on high then reduced to low-ish for 40 minutes or so. When I emptied the lentils into a container, the bottom of my pan was completely silver (rather than the black of a typical hard anodized pan). It's like the finish was completely dissolved in one use--needless to say, I trashed the lentils.
Has this happened to anyone else? Should I toss it, or is this normal for an 8 year old pan? I kind of thought it would go a little longer...thanks for any insight!