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Q: I've recently started to notice tiny black spots appearing on the bottom of my stainless steel pots and pans that won't come off with regular washing and scrubbing. Any ideas on what these are or why they won't come off?

Sent by Anthony

Editor: With a little elbow grease, you can clean those spots right off with our tutorial here:

Readers, any other tips for cleaning stainless steel pots and pans?

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