By Judy from Willoughby, OH
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By Louise B. 07/14/2010
Vinegar or CLR, if the vinegar doesn't do the trick.
By Anonymous 07/13/2010
Ditto on the vinegar and, as long as you keep an eye on it, do a half water and half vinegar mixture and allow it to simmer on low on the stove for awhile.
I would never use anything like Lime Away, oven cleaner, etc on cookware or or any other item that food is going to be touching because those surfaces are porous (even though we don't think they are) and chemicals will seep in and can contaminate the food.
By judy 07/13/2010
I've done the same thing a few times. I pour in vinegar and let it soak, lay saucepan on its side, keeping rotating every couple hours. This way you don't have to fill the pan with vinegar, just coat the sides & bottom and let set. Then, wash with a regular kitchen dish scrubber for a few seconds. All done.
By Lilac 07/13/2010
It sounds like hard water to me. Just steel wool it off. Don't use lime away because it might leatch into the pot and out into your food.
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