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Old 09-25-2018, 07:34 AM
 
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My cookware is all heavy, aluminum purchased from a restaurant supplier. I have found that chemicals, like bleach react badly and leave the aluminum blackened. I have a very expensive meat grinder and once I sterilized it in bleach water and the beautiful, highly polished aluminum is ruined. I believe there is chlorine in dishwasher detergent, because my pots and pans are a mess.


Yesterday I used one of my large pots to boil (and sterilize) lave rock for my aquarium, and this morning the interior is solid black - must be something about the minerals in the rock.


Anyway, does anyone have a solution to restore the original aluminum. I've tried things like baking soda and vinegar - nada. I'm thinking that I ight have to spend the day with a buffing pad and aluminum polish, but if there is something easier, I'd love to hear it.
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Throw them out and don't buy aluminum next time. (I'm prejudiced- I hate cooking in aluminum.)
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:23 PM
 
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Throw them out and don't buy aluminum next time. (I'm prejudiced- I hate cooking in aluminum.)

I suppose if my question had been what YOU hate or what YOU think I should do with my expensive professional cookware, then I'd thank you for your response. However, since my query was how to remove stains from aluminum, I'll disregard your non-helpful and irrelevant response.
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I found this for you.

https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-...-cookware1.htm
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:59 PM
 
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if the aluminum on your grinder turned gray/brackish try scrubbing with an sos pad......
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:59 PM
 
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Ah ha, thank you very much. I'll be giving it a shot tomorrow.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:00 AM
 
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Anyway, does anyone have a solution to restore the original aluminum. I've tried things like baking soda and vinegar - nada. I'm thinking that I ight have to spend the day with a buffing pad and aluminum polish, but if there is something easier, I'd love to hear it.
Have you tried Easy-Off oven cleaner? The label says you're not supposed to to use it on aluminum, but you can...

Spray the item with oven cleaner but leave it on for only 10 to 15 minutes. Then scour it. I use this method to sometimes clean my NordicWare aluminum pans. Keeps them looking like new.
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