Thursday, March 21, 2013

How to Safely Remove Mineral Deposits From Pots and Pans

Fig.1 Vinegar
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Glass cup
Scratch pad 

How to remove mineral deposit from metal cooking utensils? 

This post shows the five steps on removing mineral deposits from cooking utensils.

Step 1: Above right fig.1 shows the purchase of vinegar from Sam's club® or other retailer. Vinegar is acetic acid and this acid is strong to remove deposit but not so harmful to hurt your hands.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the mineral deposits inside this metal saucepan.
Fig.2 Saucepan
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the vinegar being poured into the sauce pan.
Fig.3 Removing minerals
Step 4: Wait an hour, and check the saucepan to see if the mineral deposit have been softened enough to be removed with a scratch pad. Pour the excess vinegar into a glass cup and look at the saucepan. If the vinegar removed the mineral deposits, then the job is done. Pour the rest of the vinegar into another saucepan or pour it in the garbage disposal and flush the sink with water. 
Step 5:, If the mineral deposit are still present, pour the contents of the glass back into the saucepan. Repeat these steps as necessary to remove the mineral deposits. Using a cleaning or scratch pad will aid in removing the mineral deposit. Fig.4 shows the saucepan exterior is nice and clean from the vinegar. Fig.5 shows the interior of the saucepan ready to be used again.
Fig.4 Clean
Fig.5 Job done

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