How to Remove Stains From Scanpan Cookware

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Things You'll Need

  • Dish detergent

  • Nylon scouring pad

  • White vinegar

  • Baking soda

  • Non-abrasive cloth

As with other pots, pans and skillets, Scanpan Cookware can be stained over time during the cooking process. Food sticks to the bottom of the cookware, often leaving a hideous stain that might seem impossible to remove, at first. The stains, however, can be removed with a quick, easy cleaning routine that can keep your cookware looking brand new.


Step 1

Wash your cookware with hot water and dish detergent. Place the cookware in the sink with 1 gallon of hot water and squirt of dish detergent, then scrub with a nylon scouring pad. The nylon material will scrub efficiently without scratching the surface.

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Step 2

Rinse the cookware with hot water, then place it on the stove.


Step 3

Pour water and vinegar into the cookware, using 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. Use enough liquid to submerge the entire stain.

Step 4

Turn the burner to high heat until the water comes to a boil. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the water to cool until it is room temperature.


Step 5

Discard most of the water, leaving a small amount to help the cleaning process, and scrub the stained area once more with a nylon scouring pad. Rinse the cookware thoroughly.

Step 6

Remove any remaining stains, such as discoloration caused by heat, by making a paste from a tablespoon or two of baking soda mixed with just enough water to reach a paste-like consistency. Dip a damp non-abrasive cloth into the paste and scrub the affected areas with a circular motion.


Avoid using harsh abrasive cleaners or cleaning tools such as metal scouring pads, as these may scratch or damage the cookware.