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Jan 7, 2014 12:32 PM

guardian service pots

what to use for cleaning, grease residue, my mom turned them upside down on the stove to clean them, is there any other way, just purchased some from a yard sale?????


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  1. I would suggest a blue 3M scrubbie with dish soap or Bon Ami. Or simply 000 or 0000 steel wool.

    What you *don't* want to use is oven cleaner, BKF, or other strongly acidic products.

    Also, a key with aluminum is to learn to love the dull-ish grey patina that naturally develops, and not expect it to keep a high polish. This patina (a passivation layer) protects the pan from wear, and your food from being discolored or misflavored.

    Guardian Service is good stuff.


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    1. re: kaleokahu

      Boy, does that bring back memories. Guardian Ware is all my mother used. She had the whole set, I think.

      I concur on the steel wool. You don't need to spit-shine it anyway.