Reader Question: While making fudge I badly burnt the pan leaving a lot
of carbon fused to the sides of the pan and discoloration to the bottom
interior. This is not a copper pan. How do I get the carbon off? WG
Good question! We have an article that might be helpful. It's about cleaning stainless steel pots and pans
We also had a tip from a reader awhile back:
When my stainless steel cookware gets that burned brown stuff on the sides and bottom, I put them in my oven (removing any plastic handles) and "clean" them when I clean my oven. All the crud just bakes off of them. Wipe with a damp cloth and they come out like new. My guests think I keep them clean all the time!
Hope that your pan comes clean!
ps: don't forget us the next time you make fudge in that clean pan!