Black stains developed on the bottom on stainless steel pot. These are coming back after cleaning the pot when I cook chicken. What are these, whether it is possible to get rid of these and it is it still safe to use this cooking pot?
Here are the details.
When cooking soup, the water evaporated and the food badly burned in this pot. To clean it from this thick black layer of charcoal on the bottom of the pot, I had to boil this pot with salt, soap, and baking soda, apply Scotch-Brite, etc.
I noticed that some small pits (scratches) developed after that cleaning on the bottom of this pot. These pits were not black, but after I boiled chicken in this pot, these pits became black.
I cleaned the pot again - with soap (Ajax), vinegar, and tooth paste. When I boiled water in it, it was ok. However I boiled chicken in it, the black stains came back again.
Again, cleaned it thoroughly using toothpaste (nothing else worked) The stains did not come back after boiling water, boiling water with salt or pepper, but came back after boiling chicken.
What are these, is possible to get rid of these, and is it still safe to use this cooking pot (can I consume the food that was cooked in this pot)?