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Old 10-04-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default Rusty Pot- CLR?

Hi all-

I have a new stainless steel pot that I have only done one batch through. Unfortunately I was a doofus when I cleaned up last time and must not have dried the pot well enough. I dumped extra bottle caps into the pot and a few other things for storage purposes, only to find that the caps have left about 5 rust rings in the bottom of the pot. I searched and found that most recommend using Barkeeper's Friend, however I haven't been able to find it and time (and money) is of the essence. Does anyone think it would be OK to use CLR?

Thanks a ton for the help!

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Old 10-04-2008, 10:17 PM   #2
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Actually I just found an alternative solution. I remember my mother using Coca-Cola to get rid of surface rust, so I poured a bunch in the pot and let it sit for about a half an hour. Went outside a few minutes ago, used my scrubby sponge, and voila! The rust is now gone!

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Old 10-04-2008, 10:36 PM   #3
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Good trick. That's why I dont drink Coke!

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ha ha ha! good point.

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Old 10-05-2008, 01:20 AM   #5
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If it's SS, a quick scrub with a nylon pad (Scotch-Brite etc) should remove it without any trouble

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