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Old 08-26-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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Aluminum stock pot stains?

From what I gather, my 20qt aluminum (or as YT would say: al-you-mineeum) stock pot is staining because I have hard tap water. Any ideas on how to clean the black stains off?


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Old 08-26-2007, 12:20 PM   #2
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If you haven't already, I would try scrubbing it off with BKF as a first try. You're not putting it in the DW re you?

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Old 08-26-2007, 12:37 PM   #3
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Won't fit in the DW-lol. I've only scrubbed the heck out of it with scotchbrite pads. It only gets tarnished where the water was boiling.
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:04 PM   #4
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Aluminum is succeptible to staining. One of the things I do is to boil some water with a couple of teaspoons of cream of tartar. That usually takes care of the stains.
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