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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
worked for me!
on June 6, 2010
i had been hesitant to buy this cleaner for many years, because of the mixed reviews. besides it was a non-issue anyway because none of my pots were really stained. (even the 20 yr old ones from my mom.) enter husband. my ex-husband was learning how to cook, and wasn't clear on how much lower temps it takes to cook with LC. consequently my buffet casserole got completely scorched and no amount of soaking/scrubbing was going to remove it. so i thought i'd give this a try.
the instructions state that you pour it on, and wipe it off immediately, rinse and dry. this did NOTHING! but i figured i'd better try again.
the second time i let it sit for a minute or two before going to work with a giant wad of paper towel and rubbing HARD. okay, i could definitely start to see a massive improvement now. it does take it off, but not with an easy wipe, i had to rub hard for a long time to get this off. but off it came. about 99% of the stain is gone. just a few flecks that will probably come off in a subsequent cleaning. i tried to get some burned flecks off of my vintage skillet, and i did see some improvement, but not as much as on the recent scorch. i would've kept on trying, but my arm was tired.
the nice thing about this cleanser is that it still leaves the enamel shiny. like brand new shiny. i was scared to use anything else in my LC and dull the finish, and make it MORE prone to staining for the future.
it definitely works, it just takes more elbow grease than the package directions lead you to believe.
Love this stuff. It works really well, and you don't need to use much. I still have most of my bottle left. If you're prone to burning things or ever let other people near your cook wear, you should keep a bottle of this just in case. It makes easy work of things you'd think would never come out, though it works easier/better on recent mishaps! It also cleans up the mild discoloration that happens over time, if you feel so inclined.