Three nights ago I decided I wanted to have some chocolate pudding. I always make the cooked kind as I think it is soooo much better than the instant. And I had a big box of it; 6 servings instead of 4. I put it on to wait till it reached the bubbling stage and sat down at the computer, (in the same room I might add.) Big mistake. As you all know the computer just sucks time up like a dry sponge! All at once I smelled that horrible smell of burning chocolate! I couldn't save any of the pudding as it all tasted really bad. The bottom of my stainless steel pot was thick & BLACK. I mean this burned mess was grown to the bottom the the pot. It was way beyond scrubbing. I tried scrapping with a knife. (Don't do that.) I Googled "burned stainless steel pot" and low and behold, I wasn't the first one to do this. In fact there was a long list of fixes. I tried boiling salt water in it, didn't work; baking soda didn't work, vinegar didn't work. I came to the one that just said cover the burned food with about an inch of hydrogen peroxide and just let it sit overnight. Well that seemed easy; I didn't really expect it to work.
The next morning I poured the hydrogen peroxide down the drain and started to rinse the pot out under running water. In seconds I noticed that big flakes of the burned substance coming off. I noticed the entire burned piece had slid to the side!!!!!!!
I couldn't believe my eyes! I ran and got my camera!! (of course : ))
I took a paper towel and just wiped the entire burned mess out of the pot.
A miracle!!!!! The entire pot cleaned up with some soap and water. No scrubbing!Soooo, go buy a bottle of hydrogen peroxide! Skip the rest of the fixes!! This is the one that works on stainless!!! I have my pot back!!