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To start off the "fancy" plastic lid is a complete waste. The lid is a push-to-open design, and is 100% unnecessary, because the lid is practically impossible to close. The plastic flap on the top is supposed to snap close, but it can't, because there is usually excess scouring powder between the flap, and the lid structure. If you try to shake off the excess scouring powder sitting on the lid structure, more just simply pours out. If you try to wipe excess scouring powder with a moist rag, then you end up with clumpy powder the next time you want to use it. If you decide to wipe the excess scouring powder with a paper towel, then the powder will usually flip all over. The easiest way to remove the powder is to dry your hands, and use your fingers to sweep the excess scouring powder into the holes. Now you can go wash and dry your hands again.
Secondly, this stuff is in no way as good as the leading competitor in the Cookware Cleanser and Polish in the Silver can. This All-Clad Cleaner & Polish is more like grit with no grease cutting action. So if you are able to scour off the stuck on food, it is usually necessary to go back over everything with a dish soap. The best way I have found to use this All-Clad stuff is to combine it with liquid dish soap, and get to work.
Probably the very best thing to do with All-Clad Cleaner and Polish is to throw it in the trash, and get the Cookware Cleanser and Polish in the silver can from the leading competitor. Which coincidentally also has a product in Gold can called BarKeeper's Friend.
Something I noticed while writing this review. This is called All-Clad Cleaner & Polish, the leading competitor in the silver can is called CLEANSER & Polish. So perhaps that is why the leading competitor in the silver can seems to do a better job.
Don't waste your money or time with this stuff.
Buy the leading competitor in the Cookware Cleanser and Polish in the Silver can for less money. It is simply a better product
I was a tad skeptical at first, but this stuff is like magic. We recently purchased a new set of stainless steel kitchenware (had never owned any) and were appalled at how one of the pans looked after cooking a meal, even though we cleaned it immediately afterwards. This cleaner restored said pan to brand new condition. If I could give it ten stars, I absolutely would.
We purchased this product In conjunction with a large purchase of All Clad cookware. We knew that cleaning stainless steel pots and pans was going to be difficult, and wanted to be prepared. This product simply doesn’t work. As an example, we fried eggs in the sauté pans which left it a little bit messy and this cleaner did almost nothing to remedy the situation. We are now several weeks in and decided to purchase Bar Keepers Friend on the recommendation from others. It works like a dream and it is 100 times better than this product! What is also upsetting is that my return window has closed, so I can no longer get my money back for this item. Overall, very disappointing.
I had caramel-colored burns on my stainless steel pan from oil that overheated. I scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed—nothing worked. I bought this stuff and mixed it with equal parts water. It made quick work of that burn and now it looks brand new. I highly recommend this cleaner. I will be buying more and my stainless steel pots and pans will look perfect for years to come.
I did not work great on my stains, however, it did bright the cookware on the outside. I have not tried making a paste yet as it suggested for tougher stains. I was disappointed by the bottle sent to me. It leaked the contents in the bag because there was a puncture in the lid seal. Once taking off the lid to remove the seal to use, the seal was barely on it. The lid, which is supposed to create a water proof seal, will not close either. Shipping needs work
So, I went to use this product and found the seal UP IN THE LID, instead of sealed TO the bottle. Also, the bottle was only 2/3 full... Settling? More likely, opened, and returned. I tried to return, but was told that it was ineligible! Really!?!?! So, tried it, NOTHING SPECIAL! Baking soda and vinegar better...
All white cleaning powders are not created equal. This cleaner works best, most effectively, and most efficiently compared to "similar" products. You don't need to use a lot at one time! Works great on my All-Clad cookware.