Asked on Oct 3, 2017

Cleaning up damaged aluminium pan lid



I accidentally ran my (best) old aluminium saucepan's lid through the dishwasher ....... that soap is so strong, it turned the aluminium lid a darker shade than the pan. It's not so damaged that it can't be just looks awful. Is there a fix, or am I stuck ?

5 answers
  • Karen Krysowaty
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Have you tried something like soft scrub with letting it sit on it for awhile and then scrub and rinse
  • Jean
    on Oct 3, 2017

    barkeeper's friend, or Bon Ami.
    both contain oxalic acid, which will counteract the caustic soap, and should remove the 'scale' - I just did this to my Farberware pot, which got badly blackened after I forgot to add more water to a batch of boiled peanuts...
  • Mil15462713
    on Oct 3, 2017

    I guess those things were just too simple for my brain !!! I will try them tonight because if I can, I just have to save this pot and lid from the
    40's ............. Thanks to both for great responses !

  • Shoshana
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Bar Keepers Friend is a good bet. Good luck!
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