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Cleaning a Discolored Aluminum Pan

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I hard boiled eggs with baking soda in my aluminum pan and it is badly discolored. Do you know of a way to clean or restore it?

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August 6, 20110 found this helpful

Cook rhubarb in your pan and it will really shine.

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August 8, 20110 found this helpful

Just pour some vinegar in and let it sit a while.

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August 8, 20110 found this helpful

Why do you boil eggs in baking soda? Try a glug of vinegar in with your eggs and water. It keeps the eggs together in case there is a tiny crack in the shell that you may not see. The vinegar also could shine up your pot as well...bonus! I know that cooking spaghetti sauce in my stainless pot really makes it shine...not sure about aluminum though. It's worth a try anyway.

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October 1, 20160 found this helpful

Baking soda makes eggs easier to peel

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June 15, 20170 found this helpful

No, either vinegar or baking soda ( or anything acid or basic) will react with aluminum. Just don't.

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By the way, aluminum intake is NOT proven to cause Alzeimer's, at all! Aluminum has been found to collect in 'plaques' inthe brain, but we all have aluminum ( and copper, iron, zinc, etc.) naturally circulating in our bodies. It just seems to get scooped together as it goes past, in Alzeimer's parients. " Correlation is not causation".

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September 3, 20110 found this helpful

Pour water into the pot & add about 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, then boil it for a few minutes. My mother used this trick to get any discoloration out of her aluminum pots.

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