SF Good Questions: How Do I Save My Burnt Non-Stick Pot?

SF Good Questions: How Do I Save My Burnt Non-Stick Pot?

leslie
Mar 7, 2008

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?

Thanks!
Kim

Kim,

We found this post on The Kitchn. Maybe some of the tips will help you?

Anyone else have any ideas?

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