How to remove stain in pan from cooking beans

lazycookMay 2, 2011

I soaked beans overnight in my stainless steel/aluminum pan and then cooked it for hours in that pan. Now the bottom of the pan is covered with bean marks and I am not able to scrub it off. Tried soaking with soda and still doesn't come off. Any suggestions?

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laceyvail

Mine too. I don't worry about it.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 5:26AM
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stuartwanda

Why can't you scrub it off? I use Bar Tenders Friend on my stainless. It won't scratch and you don't have to scrub hard.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 6:11AM
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shaun

Bar Keepers Friend works. Sold in grocery stores. It's a powder like Comet.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 8:17AM
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danab_z9_la

Agree, BKF is a chelating agent that will easily remove that stain.

Dan
Semper Fi-cus

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 8:23AM
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lindac

BKF and a Mr Clean Magic sponge. But I also say...why worry? It's not "something" on the pan just discolored metal.
Linda C

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 9:09AM
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bunnyman

I use a scotch pad.

: )
lyra

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 12:23PM
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grainlady_ks

Bar Keeper Friend or a similar stainless steel cleaner - Cameo.

-Grainlady

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 1:39PM
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bcskye

I sprinkle a little cream of tartar in the wet bottom of the pan then scrub with a damp paper towel. Will remove all kinds of stains quickly in anything without scratching.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 1:40PM
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joeekaitis

1. Bar Keepers Friend

~or~

2. Wash the pot, dry it and use it for spaghetti sauce or some other tomato-based recipe. The acidity will dissolve the stain, which is mostly minerals from the beans. You'll get back a little nutrition and won't need to scour. :)

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 5:37PM
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lazycook

Thanks, I have BKF so will try that. I guess it bugs me not having a smooth shiny surface. Today I bought a pot with non-stick interior so won't have to deal with that anymore.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 9:30PM
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arkansas_girl

Another BKF fanboy here! Love the stuff, it's nothing like Comet because it actually works! HA! I am 48 years old and I just tried it for the first time a few months ago...BKF where have you been all my life! It was just invented in, I believe, the 1800's...HEEHEE!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 10:26PM
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hawk307

Lazycook:
I use Easy Off - Fume Free, Oven Cleaner for cleaning many items.

Have not used it on Alluminum yet.
I think it is safe but there is a Toll Free number on the can, for Questions ( 1-800-228-4722 )
LOU

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 11:09PM
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danab_z9_la

Dawn Power Dissolver is another "MUST HAVE" cleaner for use in the kitchen too.

Dan
Sempr Fi-cus

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 11:58PM
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Terrapots

I cook beans a lot and BKF always quickly cleans the stain off. It's the best stuff to clean up almost anything in the kitchen, and no fumes! Leave it to CFers to pretty much know what's good for kitchen chores. A can lasts such a long time for me. It doesn't take much. Use the stainless steel, it doesn't release chemicals we don't know that much about, at least I don't and still don't trust what I know.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 12:47AM
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stuartwanda

My ex used BTF on his motorcycle to shine up crome! Good stuff! I also use it to clean spills on a glass top stove.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 7:19AM
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sally2_gw

I even use it to clean my porcelain sink. It works much better than Bon Ami. But I've also used BKF for my stainless, as others have, and it shines them right up. I don't like the smell of it, but that doesn't last.

Sally

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 9:39AM
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