Q: One run of the washing machine and my frying pan is seriously tarnished. What happened?
Sent by J.P.
Editor: J.P. wow — how sad! We have never run our pans through the dishwasher; were these marked as dishwasher safe?
Readers, any ideas? We're a little hesitant to recommend a cleaner for fear of doing more damage; but perhaps a good vinegar soak and then a vigorous buffing might help.
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(Image: J.P. via email)