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Old 12-20-2004, 11:38 AM   #11
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Thanks for all of your help. My parents said that the sales person told them that the pans were dishwasher safe, so maybe that is what happened. I am going to try the barkeeper's friend. They don't have it at the store here, but I am going to Kansas City this week so I will pick some up there. Hopefully that helps. The film is on the inside of the pans. I also have some burning on the outside bottom of the pan that I'm sure is from grease. That doesn't bother me as bad, but I will try the suggestions Michael gave me also for that.
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Old 12-20-2004, 12:08 PM   #12
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It is important to know what kind of cookware you have. If it is anodized, then mjsorkin is right, it is not dishwasher safe.

This is what Calphalon says about hard anodized cookware:

Cleaning
Do not clean Calphalon hard-anodized cookware in a dishwasher. Dishwasher detergents will damage the surface. Dishwasher use will void your Lifetime Warranty.

Hand wash your cookware thoroughly inside and out after every use. Wash with hot, sudsy water and a dishcloth or Scotch-Brite™ pad and a recommended cleanser (see below). After cleaning, the pan should have an even color tone and matte finish. Dark, shiny, or hazy spots on hard-anodized surfaces mean that some residue remains on the cooking surface.
Recommended Cleaners
• Ajax® (with or without bleach), Comet (with or without bleach), Dormond
Recommended Cleaning Pad
• Scotch-Brite™
DO NOT USE
Oven cleaners or other caustic cleaning solutions, baking soda, automatic dishwasher detergent, liquid bleach, liquid household cleaners used for walls, floors, porcelain, etc.

Always allow your pan to cool before washing. Submerging a hot pan in water can cause irreparable warping.



Your cookware should have come with instructions, but if you can't find them, look here: http://www.calphalon.com/calphalon/c...eAndCare.jhtml
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Old 12-27-2004, 03:50 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Michael in FtW
For this - you need a spray bottle "Murphy Oil Soap", a can of Bar-Keeper's Friend or Bon-Ami, your regular liquid dishwashing soap, and a green scrubbie like Scotch-Brite or some other brand.
As my Canadain friends would say "Soory, eh!" but never, ever, use a green scrubbie on anything but stainless steel or aluminum cookware. The green scrubbies will scratch delicate surfaces. In fact, I don't even use them on my stainless any more. I use the blue scrubbies for for everything, including anodized aluminum and/or teflon and/or any other type of non-stick coating. They are guaranteed not to scratch.
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Old 12-29-2004, 01:42 PM   #14
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Caine, thanks for making me aware of my making a mistake in something I said. You do not want to "scrub" the bottom of an anodized pan with a green scrubbie - you want to "gently rub without applying pressure". Of course, I would only suggest this for the exterior .... never the interior of a non-stick pan.

I'm interested in the blue scrubbie you use on cookwares. What brand? The last blue scrubbie thingie I saw was for cleaning toilet bowls.
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Caine, thanks for making me aware of my making a mistake in something I said. You do not want to "scrub" the bottom of an anodized pan with a green scrubbie - you want to "gently rub without applying pressure". Of course, I would only suggest this for the exterior .... never the interior of a non-stick pan.

I'm interested in the blue scrubbie you use on cookwares. What brand? The last blue scrubbie thingie I saw was for cleaning toilet bowls.
They're Scotch-Brite, from 3M, just like the green ones - http://products3.3m.com/catalog/us/e...er/output_html
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:01 PM   #16
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Most of the Calphalon line is NOT dishwasher safe. Here is thier URL for care instructions, just select the product line that matches what you have and it will provide you with thier reccomendations on how to care for that particular product.

http://www.calphalon.com/calphalon/c...eAndCare.jhtml

:oops: I see jennyema beat me to that.
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