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Old 02-02-2011, 11:56 AM   #11
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The easiest way I know to clean stainless steel is to put it in an airtight plastic bag with a cup of ammonia. Be sure that it is well sealed and leave it to sit overnight. In the morning you will be able to wipe it clean with a finger. However, if your pan has some kind of coating especially a cheap non-stick coating this process may lift the coating. I have done this with a very expensive pan. I found the pan at a thrift store and it really needed cleaning. I was afraid the ammonia would lift off the coating but it didn't. However it did lift the coating off a cheap pan. The risk is yours.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:02 PM   #12
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The easiest way I know to clean stainless steel is to put it in an airtight plastic bag with a cup of ammonia. Be sure that it is well sealed and leave it to sit overnight. In the morning you will be able to wipe it clean with a finger. However, if your pan has some kind of coating especially a cheap non-stick coating this process may lift the coating. I have done this with a very expensive pan. I found the pan at a thrift store and it really needed cleaning. I was afraid the ammonia would lift off the coating but it didn't. However it did lift the coating off a cheap pan. The risk is yours.
It is a good quality heavy stainless steel pot. The dishwasher soap cleaned it right up. Good to know this tip too. Thanks.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:10 PM   #13
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Soak the pan in water overnight
with a dryer sheet in it. Believe
it or not, it really works wonders.
huh?? Whoo in the world ever thought
to put a dryer sheet in a dirty pan! lol
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #14
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I can't imagine how someone first found this trick, MollyAnne, but I was amazed when it worked.
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