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Removing yellow discoloration on stainless steel cookware?

visciole Apr 16, 2010 05:44 AM

My stainless cookware seems to get a yellowish discoloration very quickly, no matter how careful I am to keep it clean. Does anyone know how I can get this off?

  1. s
    SY3 Apr 16, 2010 11:43 AM

    I don't know if we are describing the same "yellowish discoloration", but the problem I used to have, before switching to induction burner, was oil splash got baked-in the outer and inner walls of my SS cookware and leave yellowish stain. The first thing I try when it comes to cleaning is always vinegar. First I soak it in vinegar and the stain came off a little. Encouraged, I boiled it in a diluted vinegar solution, and it came out like new.

    1. d
      dost Apr 16, 2010 10:41 AM

      I honestly am not sure, but are you cooking on too high of heat? I use Bar Keepers Friend for occasional "deeper" cleaning. Good luck!

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