I recently purchased a 10" pizza pan from American Metal Crafters.
It's a steel pan, with a tin coating.
Now, I know with steel pans that you are supposed to season them before first use. No problem.
HOWEVER, the pan (brand new), when I touch it has a black powder/grease like substance on it that comes off on my hands.
I've tried scrubbing it out with a kitchen abrasive sponge (not metal) and hot soapy water, but it is proving VERY difficult to get off.
Is this normal? Does it all need to come off? What is it exactly?