How to remove scorch marks from ECI?
I'm a novice at cooking and notice that I now have some black scorch marks on the bottom of my Staub frying pan. How can I remove the marks without damaging the enamel? Thanks all!
You can try white vinegar or baking soda solution. Bleach is effective, but it tends to damage the surface.
Baking soda worked amazingly well for my Staub. 2-3 tsp, about 1" of water or enough to cover the marks if they're on the sides, bring it to a boil, then simmer for 10-15 minutes and let cool. The marks should then come right off with minimal scrubbing (no abrasives).
cook away, make more, and call it a patina! Cookware is a tool that is exposed to direct flame, placed on metal grates, filled with all sorts of hot, colored, and acidic liquids then scraped with metal implements - trying to keep it "museum quality" and use it as it is meant to be used is a loosing battle IMO.
keep it clean, yes, but dont worry about showing some wear. It means you are using it.