Daily use can leave your shiny stainless steel cookware discolored or burnt. This is a guide about cleaning stainless steel cookware.
Try using an oven cleaner on cooked-on, burnt messes in the bottom of stainless cookware. It works better than scrubbing with SOS pads!
I got this terrific stainless steel whistling tea kettle at the church thrift shop yesterday for $2 (half price sale.) It was full of grease and dirt. The black handle had some white residue on it. I figured for $2 I could take a chance and see how the steel part cleaned up with a soap-filled pad. I assumed the handle would always be stained, but I could live with it.
The lady working there told me to use a Magic Eraser instead of steel wool to clean it. I use the knock-offs from the dollar store. Within 2 minutes the entire kettle, including the bottom and handle, looked like new, and I only used half of one pad.
I wish I had taken before pictures, but you can see the beautiful after results.
I switched to all stainless steel pots and pans a few years back when the news came out about the fumes from scratched non stick pans was potentially caustic. It took some getting used to cooking wise.
How do you remove burnt popcorn from stainless steel pots? I have scrubbed with Comet and pads that won't scratch.
By Linda from Syracuse, NY
Try a bit of vinegar and water heat on stove on low for a few minutes but do not boil
This idea/tip is to make the handles of your cookware look new again. I KNOW that most cookware makers stress NOT to put your cookware in the dishwasher. BUT, when women are working outside the home, every minute counts when getting the dishes/pots done in the kitchen.
This guide is about cleaning burnt sugar from a stainless steel pot. When sugar is burned onto a pan, it can be a challenge to remove.
I have a stainless steel electric percolator. My life has been hectic for the last 3 months with illness in my family. Apparently I made coffee one day and forgot to clean my pot and now it is mildewed. Can anyone tell me how to clean it using natural organic stuff or is it ruined now?
Thank you! :-)
Use white vinegar and water equal parts and run like u were making coffee. Do it twice and then empty and fill with just water and run it twice.
I've been told to use WD-40 to clean the burnt stainless cookware I have. Has anyone else ever tried this method?
By Brian from San Francisco, CA
Sounds like a great idea as WD-40 is actually made from fish oil base and is a great solvent. How did it work?
I find that using liquid bleach on the inside of my stainless steel pans removes tea stains immediately.
One of my stainless steel pots has little rust stains from a leak I had in one of my cabinets. Does anyone know how to safely get them out?
Sara in FL
If it's something you dont want scratched like a gun, you can use #OOOO stainless steel pads and WD-40.
How do I remove the stain from a stainless steel fry pan? The burnt on food has been removed, but the stain is still there. An help would be appreciated.
How do I remove black burnt stains and restore luster/brilliance to interior of a pan? While boiling eggs I forgot and the water boiled out! My aluminum stainless steel pan has black burnt marks and no luster. I left baking soda in pan to many days and still have black burnt stains and no luster to pan. What do I do to restore pan?
By Peggy B.
I forgot to mention that you should let it sit overnite. I usually stick the pan in the oven.
How do I get burned on popcorn out of my pot?
For some burnt on messes you can add water to the pot and put it back on the stove until the water boils a while. Many times it pulls off the burnt materials. Good Luck!