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Old 11-16-2010, 06:42 AM
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Not sure about AL, but Copper pots and such can be cleaned with salt and a lemon pretty easy. Might be worth a try.
Dump salt on the pot and rub it in with half a lemon.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:05 PM
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If the food doesn’t touch the pan you are good to go Jerry.

AL frying pans and pancake griddles are OK because the food sits in the grease and rarely touches the metal directly.

I would definitely stay away from any spaghetti sauce made in an AL pot.
IMHO the combination of AL and the acid in the tomatoes is a poison maker.
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And now for a bump back to the top for a reminder about cooking with aluminum and an video exposing the aluminum Coke can liner.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by migwelder05 View Post
well there acid in the soda...
IF you really consider Carbonic acid an acid I guess there is but it's so weak as to hardly qualify. :-) CO2 dissolved in water. You had better be careful of all that ACID in anything that fizzes. :-) If the Aluminum is good hard anodized it would/should be pretty impervious to contaminating contents in a cooking environment. Cleaning with HCl (your swimming pool acid) will almost surely strip it to bare Aluminum and be easily attacked by any weak acid like tomatoes . . The Teflon coated pans/pots should be pretty safe from that standpoint.
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Aluminum is amphoteric. Zinc is also.

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Default Aluminum and acid

Originally Posted by Shade Tree Welder View Post
Aluminum is amphoteric. Zinc is also.

Now you are going to make me lookup that big word. I don’t remember that being in my 6th grade vocabulary class.

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