I did what you are not supposed to do - left an All Clad LTD sauce pot on a skillet, forgot about it and had the water boil out. Luckily nothing catastrophic happened, but of course I compounded my lunacy by putting the pot in the sink to cool it off - I really wasn't thinking!
Anyway, the outside bottom of the pan is fine (i.e. flat) but the inside bottom is buckled - looks like little ridges running through it (as a nerdy aside I wish I knew if this was the heat or the rapid cooling with water). I called All Clad and they recommended I not use it but sent me a coupon for a new one (how generous of them!).
I was wondering if in fact it is unsafe to use. The bottom is flat so it won't slide off the stove (the main concern of the All Clad rep). And while I won't be making risotto in it, it will serve as a back up pot to boil some water or steam veggies in (I always seem to need too many pots when I cook). But if the raised metal puts the pot at risk of either bursting or leaking metal into the food or something else - obviously not worth it.
Any thoughts on this?
Thanks as always,