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Old 05-13-2017, 09:56 AM
CDLaine CDLaine is offline
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Mea culpa. I am responsible. I thought I would help remove "staining" from the enameled interior of our everyday user Dutch Oven (Mario Batali - Dansk 6 qt.).

I bathed it in bleach (overnight), used a dry white eraser.... and, then, (this is the part that earned my bride's eye roll)...thought I'd make it "better" with a an aluminum foil rub. The interior staining cleaned up nicely except for my aluminum foil fail. Any ideas on how I can redeem myself and make this right (i.e. remove the foil residual graying) ?

.... look at the bright side.... I did it , not you. What was I thinking ??? Sheesh.

Charles (the knucklehead)
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:01 AM
Tom Collins Tom Collins is offline
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Default Re: Above All Else, Do No Harm.....

I use Efferdent to clean the stains from my LaCruset dutch oven..I just put in warm water and 2 tablets and let sit overnight...Tom
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:07 PM
CDLaine CDLaine is offline
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Default Re: Above All Else, Do No Harm.....

Outside the box Tom...well done. As I was genetically graced with horse teeth I lack Efferdent at home...will give it a try if armstrong fails. (scrubbing).

thanks

Charles

[SIZE=1]---------- Post added at 12:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:10 AM ----------[/SIZE]

Guilt is a strong personal motivator.

Used Cook Top Cleaning Creme for Smooth Top Ranges.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...FUJrfgodgREF9A

Your mileage may vary. I justified it as thinking that if safe enough for glass induction range top would probably be safe enough for interior enamel. Please remember, this is not a high end enameled Dutch Oven... I might think twice before subjecting a Le Creuset to this technique.

I am pleased with the results. I hope not to make the aluminum foil mistake again.

Charles
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:46 AM
Sharon Shuman Sharon Shuman is offline
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Default Re: Above All Else, Do No Harm.....

Hey Charles, glad that cleaned up so well for you. I think everyone on this forum site probably has done a boo-boo in trying to clean CI, enamelled or plain. It helps to learn from others' mistakes so as to avoid them ourselves. Being human, we all are susceptible to error!
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:08 AM
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Thanks Sharon...

I am very pleased with the results. On a side note ... last night my Mom-in-law shared she uses dryer sheets with good results. I guess there are many ways to get the job done. That being said... I am going to try and remember not to use my foil trick again.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:22 PM
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I am not sure how well this works, but I have read that for a porcelain sink with aluminum pot and pan marks you can lightly spray with water to dampen, then apply baking soda. Lay paper towels over the baking soda and spray them with hydrogen peroxide. Leave this set for several hours. On a sink, it supposedly comes out white like new. Hopefully it will do the same with the porcelain enamel on the pot.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:29 PM
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Good idea RL.... isn't funny how the old school stuff still works... I remember Mom and Dad using a very similar technique to what you describe.. Baking soda and Hydrogen peroxide... yep, old school science.
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