This is kind of related to this question
, but at a higher temperature. For storage space, we keep some of the pots and pans in the oven, as we hardly use it. Forgetting this, I set it to broil and didn't realize my mistake until I smelled heated plastic. About two minutes after smelling it, I realized what it was and yanked everything out of the oven.
The handle on one of the pots is nobly and bubbly looking and that pan is warped. The two non-stick pots don't have this. However, when I took a sniff of them, there's a weird, off putting smell there, which hasn't gone away after 20 minutes. This smell was not there before. I'd rather not have to replace them, but if I hit that crucial temperature that makes them unsafe (gas oven, broil is a setting with no high or low to it), I'd rather know that now than later.
So can I still use these pots and pan? Or have I permanently slagged the nonstick coating and need to replace them? (Can I just wash them out and if the smell is gone use them?)