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How to Take Care of Stainless Steel (Clad) Pots & Pans

Updated: Jan 26, 2023

Here are a few tips for taking care of stainless steel pots and pans:

  1. Avoid using metal utensils, as they can scratch the surface of the pan. Instead, opt for silicone, wooden, or nylon utensils.

  2. Don't leave acidic foods (like tomatoes or citrus) in the pan for an extended period of time, as they can cause the pan to discolor or even corrode.

  3. Avoid stacking stainless steel pots and pans, as this can cause scratching or denting.

  4. If the pan becomes dirty or burnt, try using a mixture of baking soda and water to gently scrub the affected area. If the pan is extremely dirty, you can also fill it with water and bring it to a boil, then use a wooden spoon to scrape off any burnt on food.

  1. Dry the pan thoroughly after washing it to prevent water spots from forming.

  2. To remove stuck-on food or stains, you can try using a paste made of equal parts water and cream of tartar. Rub the paste onto the stain and let it sit for a few hours before rinsing it off.

  3. For better cleaning and polishing, you can use a Stainless Steel Pot & Pan Cleaner like this one.

By following these tips, you can keep your stainless steel pots and pans looking and performing like new.


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