Calphalon Contemporary scratching?
We recently bought a set of Calphalon Contemporary stainless steel (the brushed metal ones) pots & pans. We are babying the pans and being gentle, but find they are scratching easily inside the pan. Metal, nylon, and wooden utensils are all listed by Calphalon as okay to use. We were cooking tomatoe sauce and put a good 1 inch scratch on the bottom of one of the pans -- just by using a nylon spoon (there may have been a small seam on the edge of the spoon, but sharp enough to scratch it?). We used a metal spoon on the other pan but didn't see any scratching, as we were careful not to touch the pan surfaces (but what good is that). We use a sponge to clean... a Dobie pad and/or Bar Keeper's friend if needed.
I know pans are meant to cook it, but we spent a pretty penny on them and are surprised how easily they are showing scratches. I know metal gets softer when it is heated, but wow.
Anyone else report similar? Anyway to remove said scratches?
thank you kindly