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ShawnyC Jan 21, 2012 03:09 AM

I was be boiling a pot of water and fell asleep. How do I clean my be burned stainless steel pot. Please help I really like this pot.

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  1. Sid Post RE: ShawnyC Jan 21, 2012 11:27 AM

    What is burned in it? Just mineral deposits or something else?

    I did that once with a cheap Revereware pot and the cheap cladded copper stuff came off leaving the plain stainless pot behind. For $5 or $10 I just replaced it.

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      ShawnyC RE: Sid Post Jan 21, 2012 04:55 PM

      Thank you.

    2. caiatransplant RE: ShawnyC Jan 21, 2012 11:53 AM

      If your pot is fairly heavy stainless steel, I would think that a Scotch Brite pad, hot water and a lot of elbow grease would pretty much take care of it. If the stainless is actually discolored, it shouldn't effect the usage of the pan; it will still work for you, although you may never get the bright stainless shine back. Don't you know NEVER to fall asleep while there's something on the stove???

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        ShawnyC RE: caiatransplant Jan 21, 2012 04:57 PM

        Thank you and yes I know but I hadn't planned on falling asleep. I guess I was more tired than I thought.

      2. Chemicalkinetics RE: ShawnyC Jan 21, 2012 12:43 PM

        If it is white water mineral, then you can use vinegar or Bar Keeper's Friend. If it turns blue or rainbow color, then same as well.

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          ShawnyC RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 21, 2012 04:59 PM

          Thank you never heard of Bar Keepers but I see its recommended alot on here so it must be good. I will let you all know the outcome.

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            Chemicalkinetics RE: ShawnyC Jan 21, 2012 05:06 PM

            Many grocery stores carry Bar Keepers' Friend, but you can also buy it online. It is not easily found as Dawn detergent, but I would say 70-80% of the grocery stores carry it.

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              GH1618 RE: ShawnyC Jan 21, 2012 10:07 PM

              The thing about BKF is not that it cleans any better, but that it is extremely fine grit, so doesn't mar a finely polished surface. If your pot is an ordinary, inexpensive SS one that is not nice and smooth, I expect Bon ami would do just as well. I keep both, and use BKF only on the SS interiors of my most expensive pans.

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            ShawnyC RE: ShawnyC Feb 16, 2012 07:51 AM

            I would like to thank everyone for their tips and suggestions. The pot turned out fairly well and I continue to use it on a regular basis. Thank you all so very much!

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