I was cooking with a turmeric paste (turmeric and olive oil and some lemongrass) and a bit splattered into the stainless steel center of my stovetop. I've scrubbed it but it's really left quite a yellow stain! Thoughts on removing it?
You could try rubbing it with oil and letting it sit and then rub and wash with white vinegar. You will probably need to repeat the process several times though. Hope that works
Did you scrub with Baking soda? Or Bar Keeper's Friend? These are my go-to cleaners for surface stains. But as May said, it may take repeated attempts.
Sorry to hear about the stains, they can be stubborn! My mother experiences this from time to time with our Indian cooking and here is what I've learned from her for removal:
- make a little paste (not too watery) of Ajax and water and apply it to the stain area for a few minutes or more (depending on how deep it is) and scrub with a scrubber sponge (or lightly with a Brillo sponge). This might take a few tries depending on how bad the stain is but it will work. She uses this when her Indian stainless steel pots & pans get a fair beating.
For future, whatever you're cooking with turmeric, make sure to cover the pot or pan with a lid to avoid splatters and accidents!
Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking
Check out this Food52 article about clean turmeric stains from all sorts of surfaces https://food52.com/blog...
Have you tried bleach?
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
But is it the cure-all some claim it to be?
Activated Charcoal 411
Outsmart Your Busy Week
Ending Soon: Cookware Sale!
Don't Do This to Your Pesto
Seedlip: The Drink That's Gonna Make Your Summer
prevented successful signup:
We'll never post anything without your permission.
prevented successful login:
Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.
(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)