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Sep 18, 2012 06:23 AM

Can my ice cream scoop be saved?

I have one of those aluminum alloy ice cream scoops that is not supposed to go into the dishwasher. Well, you guessed it. A "helpful" guest cleaning up my kitchen put the scoop in the dishwasher, and I didn't catch it. Now, instead of being smooth, the scoop has sort of a dark, powdery coat on it that comes off on everything it touches.

Is there anything that can be done? Or do I just have to go buy a new one? Thanks.

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  1. as long as it didn't heat so high that the stuff inside the handle leaked out, you should be able to rub it with some toothpaste and remove the residue.

    1. Using a nylon or scotchbrite scrubbie (not steel wool) and a paste of cream of tartar and vinegar should restore the scoop to its original condition.

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      1. re: janniecooks

        one suggestion: butter...
        rub it on both sides, leave it a few hours then plastic mesh scrubby sponge, rub.