Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Cleaner
17 mins (prep 2, cooking 15)
2 ingredients
1 servings
I just switched to stainless steel cookware this year. I've had several instances where I get food bonded to the bottom of a pan. One day my Mother was visiting and I was complaining about it. She said, "cream of tartar". I said, "huh"? She said it just popped into her head that my Great Grandmother used to say to sprinkle cream of tartar in a hard to clean stainless steel pan put some water in it and boil it until the crud comes off. Guess what? It works everytime! *This is my favorite posting because it has helped so many people...and apparently it works on more than stainless steel. :)

Categories:  for-1-or-2 , beginner-cook , low-sat.-fat , quick , low-sodium , low-in... , time-to-make , low-protein , low-fat , 5-ingredients-or-less , low-cholesterol , <-30-mins , easy , number-of-servings , healthy , healthy-2 ,
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  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar (depends on the size of the pan, i usually use about 1tbsp)
  • water (1-2 inches)


Serving Size (14.79 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 38.16 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 7.69mg 0.32%
Total Carbohydrate 9.1g 3.03%
Dietary Fiber 0.03 g 0.12%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1.18mg% Iron 0.55mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4