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Old 01-18-2007, 04:40 PM   #1
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i have a stainless steel pot i have used in my last three boils and was wondering what are some good ways to clean it. i normally clean it as soon as im done pitching the yeast. the pot is the first thing i clean . i use a small amount of dish detergent and make sure not to scratch anything. well lately i have been noticeing burn spot on the bottom of the pot. i have been trying to clean it the best that i can. my main consern is if it will mess up my future brews.

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Old 01-18-2007, 04:43 PM   #2
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Bar Keepers Friend. I use it on all my stainless cookware.
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:01 PM   #3
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Oxyclean, quick wipe and a rinse.

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Old 01-18-2007, 05:06 PM   #4
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I also use Oxyclean.

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Old 01-18-2007, 07:29 PM   #6
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Not only will Bar Keepers Friend clean your stainless steel, but the oxalic acid that it contains will passivate any scratches in the steel by building up the oxide layer, preventing corrosion.

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Old 01-18-2007, 07:53 PM   #7
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I just use a garden hose. If I have junk that wont come out I hit it with a green scrubie and maybe some Barkeepers Friend afterwards if I really have to scrub it hard.

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Old 01-18-2007, 08:05 PM   #8
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Not only will Bar Keepers Friend clean your stainless steel, but the oxalic acid that it contains will passivate any scratches in the steel by building up the oxide layer, preventing corrosion.

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John is right on with the Bar Keepers Friend. It is very cheap at my local grocery store and with regular use all stainless will at somepoint experience either galvanic corrosion or scratches as John said. The nice thing about the oxalate is that while not as strong as nitric acid which is used in most industrial settings and stainless, the BKF is I think 10% oxalate and is sufficient enough to form that nice chromium oxide layer to provide that nice passive layer.
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John is right on with the Bar Keepers Friend. It is very cheap at my local grocery store and with regular use all stainless will at somepoint experience either galvanic corrosion or scratches as John said. The nice thing about the oxalate is that while not as strong as nitric acid which is used in most industrial settings and stainless, the BKF is I think 10% oxalate and is sufficient enough to form that nice chromium oxide layer to provide that nice passive layer.
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