Help - nonstick pots are tasting "soapy"


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Help - nonstick pots are tasting "soapy"

chicaraleigh | Mar 16, 2009 06:55 PM

Maybe not the right board but this certainly doesn't fall into "general chowhounding". At least I hope none of you are eating soap!

Recently I've noticed when I make rice or pasta in 2 of my non-stick pots I'm detecting a metallic, somewhat "soapy" taste in the food. Not metallic like you get from canned veggies or what not - it really is more of a soapy taste.

I first noticed it with a can of soup, I figured the soup was just "not good" so dumped it out.

I've used the same dish soap for ever, so it's not that. I'm pretty sure I haven't forgotten how to wash and rinse a pot, so I don't think it's that. There is no foam or bubbles when the water begins to heat or comes to a boil.

Could it be that some chemical in the pot is releasing over time? One of the pots is pretty old, from like 1987 or so, the other is about 5-6 years old.

The non-stick surface is completely intact on both, no scratches, nicks or chips.

I tested the water from the tap - I don't notice any odor or off taste directly from the tap.

Has anyone ever come across this issue?

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