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Can my ice cream scoop be saved?

edwardspk Sep 18, 2012 06:23 AM

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. sunshine842 RE: edwardspk Sep 18, 2012 06:40 AM

    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.

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      janniecooks RE: edwardspk Sep 18, 2012 08:26 AM

      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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        iL Divo RE: janniecooks Sep 19, 2012 11:35 AM

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

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