A friend gave me a metal loaf pan and suggested that I cook a few thngs with it. To my surprise, this pan, which looks quite ordinary, i.e. no fancy coating on it (in fact, it's quite fright--looks like alumninum), is a non-stick pan that works extremely well. To my further surprise, my friend said she got it for $1 at a Dollar store of some kind.
Does anyone know anything about these pans? Is there any reason to believe they are unsafe in any way? If I put water or oil in this pan, it just slides around and will not coat the pan.
There's a label in the pan giving the hame of the manufacturer, but no indication of the material, any coating on the pan, etc.
I just heard from the mfr, G + S Metal Products of Cleveland, who says the pans are tin-plated steel with no coating. I'm amazed that such simple pans are non-stick. Are they safe?