Cleaning a SS cookware

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Old 02-18-21, 04:42 PM
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Cleaning a SS cookware

My new son-in-law decided to do the cooking this past week. Well he ruined my daughter's brand new stainless steel frypan. She is pissed to say the least. So mad that she didn't even yell at him. She could not get it cleaned. She brings it to my wife and after two days of soaking and scrubbing (without scratching the surface) the burned on material is till there. She did make some progress. I don't know what he cooked. I was wondering if anybody knew of a chemical or process to get the burn marks and crud off? I'm not allowed to ask any questions or broch the subject with either my daughter or son-in-law. LOL
 
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Old 02-18-21, 04:51 PM
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I use BonAmi. Works well on stains and burn marks. Altho sometimes, cookware can get damaged to the point where nothing works.

ETA, did anyone put it in the dishwasher with Cascade Platinum?
 
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Old 02-18-21, 05:04 PM
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No they did not. Bon-Ami is what my wife is currently using. So I guess she's on the right track.
 
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Old 02-18-21, 05:47 PM
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If this is that tough, I'd say the point where the pan gets replaced is approaching. While I've never had to do this on any of my pans, I would think something meant to clean gun barrels would be potentially appropriate. Out of my stock, I would be soaking the stain in some Kroil for a few minutes to see if it could help lift it.
 
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If none of the previous suggestions work, I've had luck with strong acid solutions.

For truly messed up, ain't never coming clean pans I mechanically remove the deposits. I use a variety of sanding & polishing disks and basically sand away the mess and then polish the stainless back to the finish I want. I work with metals so I have everything already but I would not try if you don't already have the tools as you might spend more on the sanding & polishing disks than the skillet is worth.
 
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Old 02-19-21, 10:59 AM
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Constant scrapping with plastic, lots of soaking and Bon-Ami and backing soda. Came clean after two days work.
 
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Has someone taught son-in-law a bit about using oil and not burning things hard onto pans?
 
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Old 02-19-21, 01:26 PM
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One can only hope. LOL
To be honest I'm sure it was a mistake.
He had lived on his own for a number of years.
 
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Oh, I remember my first time cooking with a Dutch Oven over an open fire. I burned the food on so bad I ended up starting a really hot fire just to burn the deposits out of the pan.
 
 

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