How to Clean Aluminum Cookware

How to Clean Aluminum Cookware. Those aluminum pots and pans don't have to have that cloudy look. Here's how to get them to shine.

Step 1

Remove stains inside the cookware by boiling a solution of 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar and 1 quart water in the cookware for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 2

Rinse with warm water.

Step 3

Rub the stained surface gently using a soapy scouring pad; rinse.

Step 4

Polish aluminum by rubbing soapy steel wool very gently along the surface of the cookware. Be sure to move the steel wool in a back-and-forth motion, rather than circular motion, to give the aluminum a uniform appearance.