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Mold in aluminum cooking pot?

Posted by asdf_greenthumb (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 16, 13 at 18:28

After coming back from a work trip, I found that DH had left one of my aluminum pots covered and with water and a little dish liquid inside. When I took the lid off, I found it had MOLD! growing inside.

This pot has sentimental value because it was my great grandmother's...I tried scrubbing it, and the mold obviously came out, but also left what looks like litte pits in the metal.

Is this safe to use after this and another really good cleaning just to be safe? Or is it ruined??

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RE: Mold in aluminum cooking pot?

I suggest sterilizing anything that has gotten moldy with boiling water. The easiest way to do this with a pan is just to put water in the pan and boil the water for 5-10 minutes. I have done this in the past and never had issues.

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