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How to clean brushed aluminum cookware?

jshawn2 Jul 10, 2011 02:25 PM

Brushed aluminum is usually on the exterior side of skillets. Like the All-Clad MC2 and Anolon Chef Clad lines. I usually don't care what the exterior looks like as long as the interior's stainless is mint. BKF is great for making my stainless look like new again.

But accidents will happen and burnt on drippings can make the skillets look ugly. I passed on a raw deal on Anolon Chef Clad off Amazon because the exterior is brushed aluminum. So what is the best way to clean brushed aluminum?

  1. Chemicalkinetics Jul 10, 2011 02:58 PM

    Pretty much the same things you would use for stainless steel surface cookware. Bar Keeper's Friend or white vinegar to remove aluminum oxide stains. Baking soda for burned-on grease stains.

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    1. re: Chemicalkinetics
      RudysEquipment_Supplies Jul 15, 2011 10:21 AM

      Put it in the oven during a self clean mode will turn all that baked on stuff to a white powder.

    2. j
      jshawn2 Jul 10, 2011 02:28 PM

      Here is a closeup of All-Clad MC2 brushed aluminum.

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