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Scorched Stainless Steel Pot Help!

I did something silly. I washed and put my Mark Charles Stainless Steel Multi Pot on the Stove and turned on to dry and forgot it for a bit. I realized shortly after what I did and well there is brown on the inside bottom. I tried Bar Keepers didn't help. Any ideas?

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Re: Scorched Stainless Steel Pot Help!

Try letting it soak in hot soapy water overnight. In the morning you may be able to clean the scortch out. You also could purchase a stainless steel cleaner and see if that works. Always hate it when I make a mistake like that and we all do.

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Re: Scorched Stainless Steel Pot Help!

Perhaps course salt and a wet sponge.

 

I use that to clean my cast iron skillets. It does not take off the "seasoning" of the pans. 

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Re: Scorched Stainless Steel Pot Help!

Thank you Silkeej, I feel so bad because I just took it out of the Box and washed it. I googled my issuue and I'm trying equal parts water and Vinegar and heating it up. will leave it sit overnight then try to clean with Baking Soda.

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Re: Scorched Stainless Steel Pot Help!

Will try your idea too Camogirl. I'm so upset with myself.

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Re: Scorched Stainless Steel Pot Help!

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weird but works: Put hot ater in pot; put in dryer fabric softener sheet; let sit several hours or overnight..scrape off with rubber scraper..

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Re: Scorched Stainless Steel Pot Help!

There are Youtube videos that show boiling equal parts water and vinegar on med to med. high temperature for 10 minutes to clean scorched stainless steel pans. For any residue left, SOS or brillo pads were used. Others did the same but boiled with baking soda and water instead.

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Re: Scorched Stainless Steel Pot Help!

I think all the above ideas are good....but you will need patience......sometimes you have to repeat a method a couple times to get it all off...

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Re: Scorched Stainless Steel Pot Help!

Salt and scrub it with a lemon.

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Re: Scorched Stainless Steel Pot Help!

What works for me is fill the pot w/hot water, drop a dishwasher tab & soak overnight.  Might have to do this a few times.