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cleaning blackened stainless steel



 
 
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Old November 21st 08, 05:30 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Hi Can anyone tell me how to clean blackened stainless steel pans ,
the pan is clean but the steel has gone black in areas , inside and
out. (presume her indoors let it boil dry!) Is it possible to make it
shine again ?
Thanks for
reading Steve
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Old November 21st 08, 05:54 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 21 Nov, 17:30, devonsteve wrote:
Hi Can anyone tell me how to clean blackened stainless steel pans ,
the pan is clean but the steel has gone black in areas , inside and
out. (presume her indoors let it boil dry!) *Is it possible to make it
shine again ?
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Thanks for
reading * * *


Boil up some rhubarb in it.

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Old November 21st 08, 05:59 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Hi Can anyone tell me how to clean blackened stainless steel pans ,
the pan is clean but the steel has gone black in areas , inside and
out. (presume her indoors let it boil dry!) Is it possible to make it
shine again ?


Scouring pad and baking soda may be worth a try.

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Old November 21st 08, 06:21 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Hi Can anyone tell me how to clean blackened stainless steel pans ,
the pan is clean but the steel has gone black in areas , inside and
out. (presume her indoors let it boil dry!) Is it possible to make it
shine again ?


Scouring pad and baking soda may be worth a try.


I'd use a stainless scourer after a long soak. If it's really bad, a wire
brush on a drill will nicely polish stainless. Stainless is extremely hard!


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Old November 21st 08, 07:21 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"devonsteve" wrote in message
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Hi Can anyone tell me how to clean blackened stainless steel pans ,
the pan is clean but the steel has gone black in areas , inside and
out. (presume her indoors let it boil dry!) Is it possible to make it
shine again ?


Scouring pad and baking soda may be worth a try.


I'd use a stainless scourer after a long soak. If it's really bad, a wire
brush on a drill will nicely polish stainless. Stainless is extremely hard!


IME it slowly gets better on it's own.

Derek

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devonsteve wrote:

Hi Can anyone tell me how to clean blackened stainless steel pans ,
the pan is clean but the steel has gone black in areas , inside and
out. (presume her indoors let it boil dry!) Is it possible to make it
shine again ?
Thanks for
reading Steve


A copper scourer is the thing of choice for most types of muck on SS
Better not to use a steel one, that would scratch the SS and ruin any
chance of shine.


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Old November 22nd 08, 10:32 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 21 Nov, 17:30, devonsteve wrote:
Hi Can anyone tell me how to clean blackened stainless steel pans ,
the pan is clean but the steel has gone black in areas , inside and
out. (presume her indoors let it boil dry!) *Is it possible to make it
shine again ?
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Thanks for
reading * * * *Steve


Barkeeper's Friend is fantastic for cleaning anything made of
stainless steel.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Homecre-Home.../dp/B000TAW5TA
It seems to do something chemical to the steel and requires just a
quick wipe with virtually no elbow grease at all. I've never used it
for the sort of blackening you're describing, but it must be worth a
go. Don't pay Amazon's price though.

Cheers!

Martin
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Old November 22nd 08, 10:51 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Fri, 21 Nov 2008 18:21:24 -0000, "Fred" wrote:


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I'd use a stainless scourer after a long soak. If it's really bad, a wire
brush on a drill will nicely polish stainless. Stainless is extremely
hard!


IME it slowly gets better on it's own.



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Old November 22nd 08, 11:00 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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devonsteve wrote:
Hi Can anyone tell me how to clean blackened stainless steel pans ,
the pan is clean but the steel has gone black in areas , inside and
out. (presume her indoors let it boil dry!) Is it possible to make it
shine again ?
Thanks for
reading Steve


Many, many years ago, I left a pan on a very low gas burner. IIRC I
found it on return from work (i.e. something like 24hrs after turning it
on). It contained a piece of porous charcoal. Which was quite impressive
as it had started out full of soup.

Anyway, all I did was clean it with normal things (maybe Cif or similar
and washing up liquid) - and use it. A decade later it was still in use
and quite decent looking.

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Old November 22nd 08, 06:44 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 21 Nov, 17:30, devonsteve wrote:
Can anyone tell me how to clean blackened stainless steel pans ,


Barkeeper's Friend, which is oxalic acid as a white powder. Same stuff
as rhubarb, but easier to work with. If you are using rhubarb though,
leaves are better than stems and remember that it's quite toxic stuff.

Otherwise scrubbing with such things as a Garryflex block (abrasive
grit in rubber). Then for kitchen use, passivate again afterwards to
avoid future staining. Use 15% citric acid solution (homebrew shop).
 




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