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Old 08-09-2007, 12:30 AM   #11
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I've had the same problems with the cloudiness. If it really bothers you, and if you're willing to do this, get some steel wool and scrub. Alternatively, use a product called Trump. Do not breath the steam in. I use it where I work. Put it in the pot or pan when burned badly and it steams. Don't inhale, pour water and let it be. It's pretty much concentrated sodium hydroxide. For those who are unfamiliar with conc. NaOH, don't let it touch any skin. After a while, it eats away the pot. So if the cloudiness bothers you, use that, scrub it, or ignore it. The cloudiness, I think is from the oil (same clouds are seen in parking lots where gasoline is spilled onto a puddle of water).
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:41 AM   #12
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ll-kook, why use something so caustic?

a mild abrasive combined with a mild acid (oxalic) works best, such as "barkeepers friend", and so will a much milder mineral remover like "clr".

i'veheard that bkf is even good for colon cleansing...
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:56 AM   #13
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ll-kook, why use something so caustic?

a mild abrasive combined with a mild acid (oxalic) works best, such as "barkeepers friend", and so will a much milder mineral remover like "clr".

i'veheard that bkf is even good for colon cleansing...
Trump is meant to be used on pots or pans that are burnt so badly that steel wool, soap and clr don't do much. Aside from that, it's not meant to be used.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:00 AM   #14
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thanks for the clarification.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:32 AM   #15
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No problem.
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:43 PM   #16
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Bar keepers friend is an ideal cleaner for ss cookware, but to remove that white, cloudy build-up, just drizzle a little lemon juice in your pot and wipe with a paper towel. It will also work if you see a bit of a rainbow patina appear.
WOW! This works! I can’t believe it. I tried it the other night. A little lemon juice in the pan, wiped it a few times around with a damp dish cloth, and presto, it was sparkling clean with no trace of the residue! And I only wiped it.....no scrubbing at all.

Thanks a million for this tip!
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No problem...glad it worked for you
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:11 PM   #18
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Mine look like that somethimes when they come out of the dishwasher. No damage is done. Just ignore it and it will go away, probably the next time you heat a liquid in that pan.

I agree. Mine looked like that sometimes coming out of the dishwasher. Gonna try that lemon trick.
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