I have a metal (probably stainless steel based on its weight) cooking pot that seems to be getting old. I am not worried about the outside, but on the inside, I can see:
- Shallow scratches
- Small oxide dots
- Overall a darker (yellowish/brownish) color that looks as if it is always uncleaned
The usual tools I use (soap and a sponge) do not seem to work well against that... No matters how hard I try.
I saw a video of someone cleaning and polishing a saucepan and I wondered which products he was using.
- At first (1:40) he uses a white cream cleanser and he says "calcium carbonate". It looks to me like ceramic glass cleaner, but it may be completely different, and he only uses that for the outside, so maybe it is not safe for the inside?
- Then (2:23) he uses stainless steel polisher to make it shiny
I have a couple of questions:
- Is that the recommended way to go?
- Can I use any stainless steel polisher or any cleanser considering this is a cooking pot? (I plan to cook food on it... :-D)
- What are the generic names of those products? Or would you recommend only specific products/brands? I live in Spain and I may be unable to find certain brands if they are local to your country.