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Ask Chef: Stainless Steel Cookware

Q: Chef, I used a stainless steel pan to make bacon last weekend, and ended up with perfect bacon but a grimed up pan.  All the scrubbing in the world doesn’t seem to remove the scorch marks.  Any suggestions?

A: Congratulations on the bacon, and never fear, your pan is not for lost.  I am a big fan of Bar Keepers Friend, this is what I use whenever there’s caked up grease or burned food clinging to my cookware.  All you need to do is mix it with some water to make a paste, and then apply the paste to any discoloration on the pan.  Works like a charm, and with very little effort.  It’s also recommended by All-Clad, Viking and Calphalon, and you can’t beat those endorsements.

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