Oh Ladies, Please Help Me Out

WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8aFebruary 23, 2014

I did something I have never ever done before. I put some water on to bring to boil to cook spaghetti; then my granddaughter called me and I forgot all about the water. After we had talked awhile, I started smelling something - thought it was the neighbor grilled something a few minutes later the smell was definitely something burning. It finally dawned on me what it was. You got it - the All-Clad pan I had put on the stove. The inside is black. What in the worled do I do to clean this pan? Having never dealt with something like this, I am at a loss.

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Barkeeper's Friend to the rescue, Walnut!!
If you don't have any on hand, sprinkle baking soda liberally on the bottom with some water to make a paste and let sit.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 6:01PM
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I do similar with cream of tartar and water. I boil it together and let it sit. I use a couple of tablespoons of c.of t. and about a cup of water. The next day I wash and scrub a little, then it's usually as good as new!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 6:04PM
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I go along with the baking soda and water. I never measure, just add the soda with enough water to cover the area well and bring it to a boil and sometimes let it boil for awhile and the crud rises to the top.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 8:20PM
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Yup - Barkeeper's friend.
Run hot water on the pan to heat it up. Do not fill the pan, but shake the Barkeepers friend on the inside, then rub-not hard, with a plastic scouring pad just firm.
Rinse with hot water.

It may take a couple of scourings, but it really works.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 8:36PM
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You can also use dishwasher detergent and water and let it sit overnight.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 8:53PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I came crying to the Table last year with the exact problem! I was strongly steered in the direction of powdered dish washer detergent brought to a boil, removed from the heat and allowed to soak overnight.

I had to do it twice, but it ended up clean as a whistle.

Mine was way too burned for baking soda to be of any help. Since you just had water in yours, it might be worth a try, though.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 9:30PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

Yes I recommend the the dishwasher powder detergent, I make a paste of it to let it sit over night. It has enzymes for breaking down the particles.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 10:28PM
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I use vinegar and water and leave overnight.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 11:13PM
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Good Luck and let us know which remedy worked. I know cream of tarter works well on aluminum not sure how it would work on an All Clad pan.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 11:18PM
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My friend tried moistening a fabric softener sheet and placing it in the pan, barely covered with water.
She let it sit overnight and said it was easy to clean in the morning.
Worth a try......keep us updated, please.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 11:56PM
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