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Asked on Mar 27, 2018

Kitchen pans ruined from dishwasher - repair ideas?



Cascade Platinum dishwasher pods have turned the bottoms of my cookware black. They are Farberware aluminum clad stainless steel and were purchased in 1975. The bottoms were spotless and looked like new, even though they were used every day. Cascade has no idea how to restore the finish. Anyone know how to fix? SOS pads didn't work.

8 answers
  • Maureen
    on Mar 27, 2018

  • Amanda
    on Mar 27, 2018

    Hello. I would try bar keepers friend. It works well for my stainless pots. Good Luck!
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 27, 2018

    what have you tried ?
  • Johnavallance82
    on Mar 27, 2018

    I would never put aluminium in a dishwasher myself. Try asking the customer service at cascade what you should do..............?
  • Andrea
    on Mar 27, 2018

    There's a cleanser called ZUD that is effective on rust and other barkeeper issues. You might also try TARN-X a liquid that will restore most metals. It's pretty nasty stuff so be sure and follow directions. Both should be available at your local grocer or Ace Hdwr.
  • Melanie
    on Mar 27, 2018

    call cascade
  • Bink
    on Mar 28, 2018

    i did
  • William
    on Mar 28, 2018

    Try white (not gel) toothpaste and a damp green kitchen scrubby. Do not use TarnX on aluminum. Ketchup works on copper, I don't know about aluminum. This is an ongoing problem with aluminum that has not been anodized. Anodizing (heat treating) creates a protective coating.
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