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Mar 26, 2011 05:23 AM

Stainless steel pan has chalky white film?

I cooked some marinated shrimp in my pan and now have a chalky looking film on thebinside of my pan. How do in remove it? What did I do to make this happen?

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  1. It's been my experience that a chalky white film on my stainless cookware are calcium deposits from the water. To remove, I just wash it again and dry immediately.

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    1. re: E_M

      Bar Keeper's Friend or Soft Scrub Gel will have it looking new quickly.

      1. re: Candy

        BKF will do a good job. Even a little swish with vinegar will remove calcium deposits

    2. I get this almost every time I use my ss pans and food cooks on. A quick go round with bar keepers friend should do the trick

      1. It is mineral deposit from the water. Use Bar Keeper's Friend as Candy, scubadoo, and Laure have suggested. If you don't have Bar Keeper's Friend with you, then use white distill vinegar. You just want to use something acidic to dissolve the mineral deposit.

        1. Thanks, soaked it for a few hours in vinegar and it took it right off, no scrubbing needed.