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tarnished stainless steel

January 28 2011 at 12:00 PM
  (Login alicemagooey)
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my stainless steel is stained..! it is grayish/blackish.

i have been to every 'online clean everythihng' site i can find..

i have tried, salt, vinegar, ammonia, baking soda, baking soda and vinegar,
and metal cleaners..nothing seems to work..

any ideas.?

thanks
alice

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USDA zone 6a/6b
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39

 
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(Login Pennytoo)
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Re: tarnished stainless steel

February 8 2011, 11:21 AM 

HMMMM.. I don't think I have ever had stainless steel tarnish on me before. Alice I don't have a clue of what to tell you. It sounds like it has come in contact with some sort of chemical like bleach
I am sure you have already tried white vineghar and baking soda and olive oil.
Have you tried making a paste of Bar Keepers Friend and coating the stainless with that for a couple of minutes and then buffing it and washing in warm soapy water?
Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6a/6b
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
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(Login alicemagooey)
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Re: tarnished stainless steel

February 10 2011, 11:28 PM 



Thanks , Penny.. i have tried everything you mentioned and more.

Do you know what caused it?

extensive use of sauerkraut..yep.. the lactic acid in sauerkraut did it.

unbelievable, i know..but i have heard of other cases .

( and now you know one of my longevity secrets..he he)

thanks for responding.

can't find an anitdote for sauerkraut.. although i did try baking soda, and boiling baking soda and on and on.. but nothing worked...sigh.

oh well.

cheerio
burp
alice

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(Login birdlegs1)
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Hi Alice

February 11 2011, 8:53 AM 

Is it just one piece of stainless or more?

I have some knives that are brushed stainless, and they are stained to beat the band. [linked image]

birdlegs
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(Login Pennytoo)
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Re: Hi Alice

February 12 2011, 10:40 AM 

OK I know this is really far out but how about soaking in tomato juice or cream of tartar. I didn't read that anyplace....just something that came to my mind.

Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6a/6b
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
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(Login alicemagooey)
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Re: Hi Alice

February 15 2011, 8:07 AM 


Hi Sandy... just a few spoons..

Thanks Penny for the tomato juice or cream of tartar ideas.. i will try everything and anything..

for the benefit of all:

The last thing i tried was to line a pot with aluminum foil and then boil some baking soda in it and then put the utensils into the hot baking soda.

i read that is how you clean tarnish from silver..
The tarnish supposedly goes onto the aliminum foil.

there was a little black area on the foil when i finished, but the utensils still looked pretty bad to me.

then i tried vinegar.

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on to tomato juice and cream of tartar.

cheerio
alice

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USDA zone 6a/6b
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Sunset zone 39

 
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Re: Hi Alice

March 4 2011, 6:54 PM 

I use lite touch power cleaner. http://www.siegechemical.com/00_cartpage.php?cat=Power Cleaners

It work great

Allison



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Re: Hi Alice

March 11 2011, 4:28 PM 

Hey there Alice
Have you found a remedy yet?
Not to hijack your post but night before last I scorched the inside of one of my saucepots when the rutabagas that I was cooking boiled dry. n I thought I have ruined ANOTHER pot! Well this time I rinsed out as much as I could then added some 20 mule team Borax and filled the pot with water. I boiled it for a few minutes and then let it sit until cool. Nearly every bit of the scorched food came out and the little bit that was left came out when I rubbed across it with a wooden spoon. I also saved most of the rutabaga by disgarding the scorched pieces.

Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6a/6b
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
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(Premier Login bob2aa)
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Hi Alice

March 15 2011, 9:10 AM 

Have you tried Zud?

http://www.amazon.com/Zud-Heavy-Duty-Cleanser-Powder/dp/B000VP9CUS

Consumer reviews:

http://tinyurl.com/49fpgv8

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Cheers,Bob

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(Premier Login bob2aa)
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Re: Hi Alice

April 2 2011, 7:47 PM 

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/5-ways-a-pro-would-clean-your-kitchen-2467726/

1. How to Clean Stainless Steel

To keep your stainless steel bright and clean, Adam Kamens of Amuneal Manufacturing Corp. suggests using a light mist of wax-based aerosol spray once or twice a week. Don't put on too much you don't want to soak the surface and make it greasy. Wipe the mist with a clean, lint-free cloth, and never use oils to keep away fingerprints lint will stick to the oil.

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