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Feb 21, 2014 07:01 PM

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!

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    1. You can try white vinegar or baking soda solution. Bleach is effective, but it tends to damage the surface.

      1. 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).

        1. 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.