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JackieP1037 Jan 15, 2012 04:20 PM

Boiled water and forgot and now have black marks inside of pan. How can I clean this??

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    GH1618 Jan 16, 2012 06:16 PM

    Soak in a strong ammonia solution.

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      INDIANRIVERFL Jan 16, 2012 09:15 AM

      After a year or more of daily use, they will disappear on their own.

      1. Chemicalkinetics Jan 15, 2012 06:54 PM

        Usually water marks are white or bluish rainbow. Anyway, try Bar Keeper Friends.

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          unprofessional_chef Jan 15, 2012 06:33 PM

          Let it soak in BKF for no more than 3 minutes. Then clean things up with a sponge. Steel wool is a last resort.

          1. letsindulge Jan 15, 2012 04:34 PM

            Bar Keepers Friend keeps my SS All Clad looking good.

            1. The Professor Jan 15, 2012 04:33 PM

              I've done that too.
              The answer was BRILLO and elbow grease.

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                letsindulge Jan 15, 2012 04:38 PM

                Personally I wouldn't recommend steel wool on SS unless you don't care about swirl marks on the finish.

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                  The Professor Jan 15, 2012 09:47 PM

                  Nope...don't care about the swirl marks at all. They have no affect on the performance of the pan. :-)

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                    Chemicalkinetics Jan 15, 2012 09:51 PM

                    They may make you dizzy....

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                      The Professor Jan 16, 2012 09:12 AM

                      ...that ship has already sailed, long ago. :-)

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