Stainless Steel cookware are celebrated along both professional chiefs and home cooks for its easy to clean and versatile functions, however tragedy can happen to these made with highest quality. The beauty of stainless steel cookware comes from its shiny silver looks. Nothing is more frustrating than having a permanent stain on these beautiful AND expensive babies! Dayroom brought you some remedies that you can do at home to have your pots and pans squeaky clean again!
Rainbow like discoloration
This may be one of the most common problem that will happen to your shiny cookware. The cause of this frustrating yet intriguing phenomenon is the caused by rapid increase of temperature when exposed on high heat. Although some of you may enjoy this pretty discoloration as an accent design to your cookware, here’s some healthy tips for you who want them back shiny silver!
- Cleaning with lemon juice or vinegar
Pour in some lemon juice or vinegar onto the stained area, let it sit for a few minutes and wipe them out with dishcloth or paper towels (make sure they are soft to avoid scratching your cookware).
- A classic combination that always works – vinegar & baking soda
Pour a table spoon of baking soda and vinegar on the desired area, wait for the bubbles to foam up and gently wash the mixture off with sponge and dry it off with dishcloth.
The water spots can be described as the most annoying. Nothing’s worse than cooking with a dirty-looking spotty pot. This happens if you haven’t properly dried your cookware at your last use. Let us introduce you three ways to get rid of these ugly spots:
- Olive oil
Dampen a folded paper towel with olive oil, gently wipe out the stains following the grain of stainless steel. Keep wiping until the spots are completely erased. Wash with detergent and dry quickly to finish.
- Vinegar wipes
Our all-time favorite healthy and natural cleaning agent: VINEGAR! Apply or spray vinegar directly on the spots, wipe it off with a paper towel or soft cloth.
- Baking soda
Yes, our second favorite, the mighty baking soda. Put a generous amount of baking soda onto a wet sponge and rub it on the surface with water spots. Make the surface of your cookware is wet too.
Burnt on food
This is disaster often a result of multi-tasking gone bad. Situations like this leads you to an inner self debate whether to or not to throw this ruined beauty away. But never worry! There is a way to give your burnt pots and pans a complete makeover.
- A Vinegar bath
Pour a vinegar and water (50:50) into your burnt pan or pot until the burnt stains are completely submerged. Boil it on low-mid heat and watch those burnt food come off magically. You might need to scrub out some of the strong ones with sponge afterwards.
- Baking soda + Cream of tartar mixture
If the vinegar bath doesn’t work, you are dealing with some serious badass. This is a power full but natural way to get rid of these guys: Make a paste-y mixture of cream of tartar, baking soda, and detergent. Apply a thick layer of this mixture into the areas and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Scrape the paste off with a silicon spatula or an old plastic card you can throw away.