We've moved this post over to The Kitchn as it deals with cooking. You can find it here: SF Good Questions: How Do I Save My Burnt Non-Stick Pot? All comments have been copied over as well.
Dear AT:SF, I recently steamed some tamales in a large non-stick pot. I think I messed up with the steaming, and perhaps did not use enough water, or steamed them for too long...either way, I ended up with a very burnt pot...
...I tried scrubbing with dish soap and the rough side of a (teflon-safe) sponge. I tried leaving it to soak in hot, soapy water. I tried scrubbing again. And again. I've scrubbed/soaked four times now, but it's not helping. Is there any hope? I'm a little scared to use bon ami or comet on the non-stick surface, and I'm definitely afraid to use something like steel wool. Is there any hope? Do any of you out there have ideas for getting rid of the brown/coppery colored stain of burn residue on my pot?
We found this post on The Kitchn. Maybe some of the tips will help you?
Anyone else have any ideas?
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