Today I did a job I have been wanting to do for a few years – yes, years! When we lived in Italy, decades ago, we acquired a set of stainless steel saucepans, which last forever. But they do get grubby over time with that burnt on stuff that is impossible to get off. Well, almost impossible.
I decided to try out a few different cleaning products and smothered a section of the pot in a paste of each one and left them for about 10 minutes before attempting to clean each area. I tried Chemico, Jif, baking soda with a little water and sugar soap, which was a liquid. None of them really worked but the Chemico had a slight edge so I used it together with steel wool. Unfortunately, I have no magic tip to give you here to get your saucepans clean. This took almost two hours of solid elbow grease to get it to the final state. but I would love someone to give me a tip on how to use steel wool without wrecking my nails.
One down, two to go. I am never ever going to let my saucepans get into that state again.