I used my Wilton pans today to make a couple of cakes. My oven overheated terribly and burnt EVERYTHING. Including my pans. I have washed them, but they are burnt on the inside. Discolored and everything. Does this mean they are no longer useable?
Try making a paste of baking soda and water and putting it over the burned areas. Let it sit for a while and then scrub it. That might get rid of some of what's bothering you. The pans are probably still usable even if they're not pretty anymore...think of how baking sheets look after a few years of use, and we just call that seasoned.
You're lucky you didn't have a fire though!!!
Thanks! That is what I was thinking, but I wasn't sure. It isn't awful, but still. There was smoke everywhere. My oven has never let me down. I hope it will be something easy to fix.
Probably a thermostat issue. I had an oven that did that before though and it was a loose wire.