Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cleaning Calphalon Pans!

I guess that I have to admit that I am a bit of of cookware snob!  
If it isn't Calphalon or Cast Iron.....you probably won't find it at Sweetwater!




The set of Anodized aluminum pans (Calphalon) were an extravagant purchase we made 25 years ago!


Wow....I thought $200 for 5 pans was a LOT OF money....and at that time....for us....it was!


But 25 years later....we are still  using those same pans and they look like new!





Well......they look like new NOW......after I spent some time cleaning them!

I don't know about you....but we sometimes do a less than stellar job of scrubbing the pots and pans after a meal....and the result looks like this!

Yeah....I know.....having dirty pans is definitely a FIRST WORLD PROBLEM!!!
But this was starting to bug me!



I DO know that the reason our pans have lasted 25 years....is because we have taken care of the anodized coating.... 
NO.....it isn't because we NEVER scrub them....but maybe just maybe...because we don't scrub them very often!!!

Anyway...this is what I use....it like the pans it is made for.... is expensive....$14 for this little container!
But with a little elbow grease it works amazingly well!  Because it is made for the Calphalon surface, I know that I am not damaging it!  I guess this is one of those times when spending money on the right "tool" is really thrifty.....



It isn't perfect....but pretty darn good! 
So it isn't even 9 o'clock and I have solved this FIRST WORLD Problem....But I created another one!


All that pot scrubbing just wrecked my manicure!!! 
Oh well....

Have A Great Day!


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