Stainless steel is a very convenient and inexpensive material, which explains its popularity among professionals of culinary art, and among ordinary consumers. However, even despite the fact that the material is protected from corrosion and rust, sometimes the question arises how to clean the burnt pan or pan without damaging the coating. What you need to remember when working with stainless steel?
How to clean the pans from carbon in the home?
Even the most cost-effective tool made of stainless steel has “innate” stain resistance, since chromium is present in its chemical composition. When it comes into contact with air, it creates a kind of “shield”; however, if the dishes were not cleaned well enough, there was a fatty film or dirt on it, there will be no contact with the air. So gradually, stale spots are formed, and after and soot from contact of a dirty surface with a burner or open fire.
Follow these guidelines:
- Do not use coarse abrasive products: this applies not only to the sponge (only soft foam rubber is allowed), but also cleaning products.
- Stainless steel is a nearly mirror-like material, so it should be cleaned not with spiral movements of a sponge, but with trampling. This will prevent the appearance of divorces, especially from chemicals.
- If the pan has lost its luster, after peeling it is rubbed with slices of raw potatoes and rinsed under cold water. After carefully walked with a dry soft towel, removing all moisture.
How to clean stainless steel pans from soot from the inside? The safest ways:
- Baking soda. "Grandma's tool", which remains effective today. It is best suited for dissolving fat. It is enough just to soak the pot for 3-4 hours with plenty of soda, leave for 60-90 minutes and then rub it with a thick piece of cloth or a foam sponge.
- Activated carbon. Undeservedly forgotten method. A few tablets need to crumble into powder, pour into a pan on the burnt areas, add a few tablespoons of water to the consistency of a thick paste. Wait a quarter of an hour, rub with a sponge.
- Coffee. Surprisingly, he also copes well with old spots. Slept strong coffee is poured onto a sponge and wipe contaminated areas with this compound.
- Acetic solution or lemon juice. Fast, reliable. Acid dissolves any carbon and eliminates stains obtained in the previous purification. Vinegar should be mixed with water in the same proportion, lemon juice should be taken in a volume of 30 ml per 200 ml of water. The dishes are soaked in this liquid, waiting for half an hour, then rubbing the soot with a sponge.
As for cleaning the stainless steel pot from the outside, the methods described above and the chemical products from the store can help, just make sure that they are focused on stainless steel. You can also use this method:
- Connect 100 g of soda and 100 ml of office glue, pour 5 liters of warm water, mix to separate the substances. Boil a saucepan in this liquid (you will need a larger container), clean it with a sponge.
Professionals remind that the ease of cleaning stainless steel pots depends on the regularity of this process and its thoroughness. Spend a few extra minutes on this process so that you do not spend a few hours later trying to eliminate carbon deposits or rust. If the dishes have not been left for a long time dirty, a soft sponge and any detergent will be enough to clean it. It is better to carry out the procedure manually, without a dishwasher, and then immediately remove the moisture with a dry towel.