How Do I Clean Stubborn Stains From My Stainless Steel Pan?

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Q: I recently received a Cuisinart stainless steel roasting rack and after baking a chicken in it, I have been unable to get it clean. I hesitate to use harsh cleaners or serious scrubbing because I don’t want to scrape and damage it, but it’s driving me crazy! What’s the best way to clean a stainless steel pan like this?

Sent by Carolyn

Editor: Carolyn, we’ve had good luck cleaning stainless steel cookware with Bar Keepers Friend, an inexpensive cleaner that is mildly abrasive. Here’s how we do it:

Readers, do you have any suggestions for cleaning baked-on stains from stainless steel?