To clean an aluminum pot or pan, fill it with 1 quart of water, add 1 tablespoon cream of tartar or 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and simmer until the discoloration is gone. Scour the pot or pan with steel wool to remove bur... More »

To clean oxidized aluminum, scrub it with grease-cutting detergent, and soak it in boiling water, lemon juice, cream of tartar and vinegar. This 45-minute procedure requires rubber gloves, oven mitts, water, grease-cutti... More »

Magnalite pots can be cleaned using bleach, cream of tartar or an oven. Soft abrasive pads, wood skewers and hot water should also be used in combination with any of the three previously mentioned items. More »

To remove aluminum oxidation from pots and pans, wash the piece of cookware to get rid of any dust, burnt pieces of food and grease. Boil the pan in a large heatproof container filled with a solution of acid, such as vin... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

To clean copper pots and pans with a salt-based scrub, mix several tablespoons of salt with some white vinegar or lemon juice. The mixture should form a paste. Coat the piece of cookware with a thick layer of paste, let ... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Clean aluminum by scraping off burned-on matter and scrubbing the aluminum with a cream of tartar, lemon juice and water mixture. Finally, polish the aluminum with a baking soda and water paste. You need cream of tartar,... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Clean aluminum pans by first washing with warm soapy water. Then, remove any discoloration by boiling a water and lemon-juice solution in the pans for seven to 10 minutes. Polish the pans with a steel-wool soap pad, rins... More » Home & Garden Cleaning