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Old 03-26-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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Question Spots (pitting?) in Cuisinart cookware?

In the new Cuisinart Multiclad set I bought I cooked some peas in the 1.5 Qt pan. Only thing in the pan was water, frozen peas and some salt. There was nothing left in the sauce pan after serving. No salty peas sitting on the bottom or anything like that. This is what it looked like after I washed it out





Pretty sure this won't affect the cooking but am slightly concerned that it cold be an issue later down the line.

The warranty says in part that scratches, stains, discoloration and other damage to the external or internal surfaces that doesn't impair the functional utility of the cookware isn't covered. Hate to send them the sauce pan and the $7.00 for return shipping (as well as the money to ship it to them) only to find out they aren't going to cover it.

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Old 03-26-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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Is there a customer service number where someone might be able to give you a better idea of whether or not it would be covered? Since you just bought it, and only used it once, I would definitely talk to someone about it if I were you. That is unacceptable in my opinion. I would consider that a defect, NOT normal wear and tear.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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Is it discoloration or actual pits? It might be because you added salt before the water got hot enough. Try some barkeepers friend.

Here's a pretty good explanation of the chemistry of stainless steel and salt: What exactly is 'pitting'? - Cookware - Chowhound
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
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Those don't rub out with your thumb?
Sometimes I get whitish spots from the dishwasher, but they rub off.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:20 AM   #5
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Wrights Stainless Creme works by a chemical reaction, and should remove the spots. I've never used the stainless, but use their copper creme with good results.

I don't think the spots will affect cooking, but if the pans are new, I would take it back to the vendor.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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OK, these aren't dishwasher spots, hand washed it and towel dried it right away and since I got them from Amazon.com I can't just take it back. Gonna be some shipping involved. If I can clean them up I'll be fine with that. Sent Cuisinart an email to their customer service people and will wait to see what they say.

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Old 03-26-2011, 11:46 AM   #7
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lol, I'm sure I stole it from somewhere, too, Popeye ;^)
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:19 PM   #8
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I remember reading somewhere that adding salt before the water is boiling can cause pitting.
Stainless steel cleaner should get rid of those tho I think.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:30 PM   #9
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Yes, if you add salt before the water id boiling and it sits on the bottom of the pan undissolved it can cause pitting. I second the idea of using BarKeeper's Friend. I use that all the time on my SS cookware and on my Pyrex and Corning ware baking dishes.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:33 PM   #10
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Well, I have to run to Ace Hardware today anyhow, I'll pick some Barkeepers friend up and see if I can remove them.
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