i saw a video of some lady cooking chinese radish cakes. her pan is black like charcoal. or satan's heart.. the sloping sides are really really black and i can see undulations where there is build up of stuff..clearly her pan gets used ALL the time.
mine sucks compared to her. it is non-stick and i am happy, but my relatively meat-less diet is not helping matters. i never cook bacon, or burgers..no chops, no steaks. not often.
i know it is a PIA to post pics, but i would love to see the various levels of "black" on their pans. if i could do a screen shot of her pan, i would..but i also suck on my computer..haha