roommate burnt my pot

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Man, oh man! I wake up in the morning to a burning smell and my ALL CLAD rondo sitting out on the deck! It is burnt. Really burnt.
Apparently, one of my roomies was trying to reduce a stock and fell asleep. The acrid smoke woke another roomie who turned the pot off at 3:30 am. The metal doesn't appear to be blistered. I've burned pans before in the restaurant, but it never went for hours. Can it be saved? And any suggestions on how to get the crap off?
 
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the best trick i can offer is to cover the offending burnt stuff with water, add half a cup of white vinegar and bring to a rolling boil. Let it boil for a while and then the crap will just come off.
 

pete

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I would let it sit for a day or two with water and vinegar, then scrub it. You may even have to take a palete knife or paint scraper to it, but with a couple of washings it will come off.
 
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Thanks you guys. I will try all suggestions:
vinegar boil bath, contact All-clad...
P.S. He offered to buy me a new pot. I didn't even have to twist his arm.
 

nicko

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I would contact All-clad and ask them what they recommend. Usually companies are eager to help you fix such problems. Let me know if you need help contacting them.

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My roommate gave me $200 today, and I ran out and got a bigger pot, at his bequest. Now I have an 8 qt. instead of a 6 qt. I did the vinegar bath for the old one and got a lot of the crap off. It's still discolored, but perhaps salvageable. Also contacted ALL CLAD, but haven't heard from them. Again, thanks for all the suggestions.
--A big contrast to these people we did a catering gig for. They had 5 or 6 copper all clad pots and were using them as PLANT POTS.
 
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Such interesting stories.... now that's a roommate worth haning onto!
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