Easy and Effective Way to Clean Stainless Steel Pots and Pans

After the best part of the party or event, cleaning could be a tedious task, especially if you'd be cleaning stainless steel pots and pans. These may be one of the most precious and expensive collections that you have in your kitchen.


Stainless steel pots and pans are essential cook wares that need special care after use. Worry no more because we have easy steps for you on how to clean stainless steel pots and pans.

Before we give you the steps on how to clean stainless steel pots and pans, did you know that our ancestors used clay pots during the dawn of mankind.

These pots are molded out of clay. It then evolved into ceramic wares and the present kitchen wares that we have, which are stainless tools.

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Now that you know a little history about pots and pans, let's go clean yours! Remember that every metal has different properties that needs special care. Stainless steel pots and pans are prone to stains from heat and hard water.

So, for cleaning your pots and pans, you need a few items such as soap, water and sponge. Cleaning them is actually depending on what it was used for. These precious pots can acquire bad brown and black spots oftentimes.

Using warm water with soap is perfect for general washing or cleaning, if there are no burnt food cooked in the pot. You may use a simple sponge to get rid of the food residue and rinse it with water.

For your daily cleaning of pots and pans, you can start to wet the surface and discard any residue of food. Then, using a sponge or a soft cloth, wash in warm soapy water. Remember not to use cleaning materials such as steel wool, to avoid scratches on the pot's surface.

Should there be a need for you to remove something hard on your cook ware, make use of a nylon scrub that has soft bristles. After that, dry it off with some paper towels or soft cloth.

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If a food was burned in the cook ware, you can remove it by adding water into it and boil it. It will soften the burnt food. This has been proven as one of the easiest ways to remove it.

Aside from using soap and water, another effective way how to remove stains from stainless steel pots is the use of vinegar. Here are what you need:

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    A cup of vinegar
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    A tablespoon of baking soda
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    Water, depending on the size of your pan
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    A sponge

Once you have that, you can follow these steps:

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    Fill the pot with water, just enough to fill the parts with spots
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    Then, add the vinegar
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    Boil the pot for a few minutes.
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    Once done, add the baking soda while the solution is still warm
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    Use the sponge with soap to clean the pan.
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    Stubborn stains should now be gone!

If you have discolored pots that look like a rainbow reflection, washing it with vinegar would do the magic. Did you know that a cleaning vinegar has 6% acidity that makes it powerful against stains?

Now that you have your stainless-steel pots and pans cleaned, it is important that you also know how to maintain them. These wares are expensive investments so we have a few guides for you written bellow on how to take care your them.

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To prevent water spots, dry your pot or pan after washing. Use a cloth or paper towel to dry it. If there are water spots in you pan, just dampen the surface and use a sponge with baking soda.

Allow the pan to cool completely before washing it as soaking your pan in cold water might cause unfixable deformation. Before cooking or adding oil, make sure that the pot is hot, then when make sure that the oil is hot before adding a food to avoid it from sticking.

Do not directly cook frozen food by putting it in your pan. Cold goods will contract with the hot surface which will cause to stick. Allow them to sit for a few minutes before cooking it. Avoid using coarse cleaning materials since it can damage the kitchen ware's finish.


That information will help you deal with stubborn stains in your pot. Now that you know to how to clean stainless steel pots and pans, make sure to share this to your friends and family in social media to help them with their kitchen troubles!

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Trevor Barton

Trevor Barton is the Editor of Sweethomeview.com. In personal life he is a father of two cute kids and loving husband of a beautiful wife. He love foods and nothing is more important than reading book in his spare time.

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