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Old 07-10-2015, 05:51 PM   #1
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Is This Saucepan Cleanable

I'm considering buying this used All-Clad 4-qt saucepan.



Do you think that with tons of elbow grease, I could get it shiny and almost new looking?

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I think it would probably clean up well with baking soda and / or a stainless steel cleaner like Barkeeper's Friend. I'm sure my Lagostina stainless steel cleaner would do it.
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:54 PM   #3
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First of all, if there is no damage to the pan other than stains, I'd buy it. It's a fantastic pan.

What is the exterior material, SS or aluminum? Have you tried to clean it? What with? What is the stain from?

I agree that Barkeepers Friend is your best bet for a first try. That is a mild abrasive and stain remover. It won't scratch your pan. If that doesn't work, more aggressive methods can be used.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:23 PM   #4
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Try salt & vinegar.
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I payed $1.00 for this pan at a garage sale 2 weeks ago. Sprinkled it with salt and vinegar then rubbed it with a soft cloth. You couldn't even tell it was copper, it was so black & stained. I should have taken a before & after pic.

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Dang, s&p. That's incredible. What a find.
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:26 PM   #7
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It's $75, so I'm having a hard time convincing myself to buy it.

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It's $75, so I'm having a hard time convincing myself to buy it.

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That sounds like a lot for a used pot that isn't in pristine condition. How much is a new one?
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:11 PM   #9
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It's $75, so I'm having a hard time convincing myself to buy it.

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A new one is at least twice that. Looks like a three quart.
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Old 07-20-2015, 10:29 AM   #10
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I passed on it, but it's up for auction again:

All Clad Stainless Steel 4 Quart Saucepan with Lid | eBay

I'd only want to buy it if I was sure that I could get it as shiny as my other SS pans.



But I'm not sure I could spend that much just to have my pans match.
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