When new pots are shiny, I love them even more than your average pot. When new pots are no longer new or shiny, I am saddened. So I embarked on a journey to see if making a paste with cream of tartar would clean my stainless steel stock pot from Sur la table.
Results? Awesome. It only takes a few drops of water per tablespoon of tartar to make a paste, then I just used a sponge to scrub it around. There’s still some elbow grease that needs to be applied, and I think I’ll do another round, but it’s a nice improvement.