Remove Stains From Stainless Steel Cookware With Cream Of Tartar

Remove Stains from Stainless Steel Cookware with Cream of Tartar

You can scrub as much as you want, but some stains and discoloration just won't come off of your stainless steel cookware with scrubbing alone. Fortunately, you can brighten those pans up with some cream of tartar.

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Reader's Digest shows us an easy way to bring the sparkle back to your stainless steel cookware. Just dissolve a couple of tablespoons of cream of tartar in a quart of water. Boil the mixture in the pot or pan for about 10 minutes. When the pan cools, wash it as normal and watch it shine.

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    How does, "Discolored aluminum pots will sparkle again if you clean them with a mixture of 2 tablespoons cream of tartar..." turn into also works on stainless steel pots?

    if any Australians might happen to read this article, the following may help.

    A quart is approximately 1lt of water. For reference, Google says it's 946.352946 millilitres.

    There is no standard meaning of a couple when it comes to quantities for a recipe. If you follow this recipe from they suggest the following, which might help,

    boil a solution of 2 tablespoons cream of tartar, 1/2 cup vinegar or lemon juice, and 1 quart (1ltr) of water in a metal pot for ten minutes to help clean it..

    They suggest it's good for aluminium, brass, copper. I'd add stainless steel to that list. As it's an acidic recipe, be careful about using it on specialised surfaces and to rinse after boiling. It should also help clean the sink!

    McKenzies sell it at Coles and Woolworths. It's also known as potassium bitartrate plus a few other names.

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