We’ve all seen this, aluminum sauce pans with a rainbow of black and grey on it. Aluminum is soft and easily reactive, in cooking this is usually caused by exposure to tomato or vinegar sauces. With small saucepans, it is almost always caused by boiling eggs in the shell. Eggshells are nearly all calcium carbonate, more »

The classic American aluminum muffin pan. Believe it or not the dirt doesn’t interfere with the baking. So if you don’t keep it clean every time, no food police will show up at your door. Keeping the cast off baking spray and other grease from building up, just makes it easier to clean going forward. more »