In 1830, a craftsman developed porcelain enamel cookware by casting porcelain enamel over iron. The resulting cookware had a smooth finish that resisted scratches and didn't retain food odors. Today, porcelain enamel cookware remains popular. Harsh abrasive cleansers and steel wool may cause permanent scratches in the surface of the enamel, attracting dirt and grime and making cleaning more difficult. Gentle cleaners, such as baking soda, mild dish washing soap and a plastic scrubbing pad are recommended by the Michigan State University Extension.
Things You'll Need
- Peeled potato, sliced in half
- Baking soda, salt or mild scrubbing cleanser
- 2 tbsp. chlorine bleach
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Dip the flat surface of a sliced potato in a mildly abrasive powder, such as baking soda, salt or a gentle cleanser.
Rub the potato firmly over the rust stains until they are gone.
Rinse and dry the roasting pan before storing.