Club Aluminum Cookware first hit the market in 1923 and was sold by door-to-door salesman until the Great Depression made this method o sales too costly. Club cookware went into bankruptcy in the 1930s but eventually came out and rose again to popularity in the 1960s. Club cookware can still be found today in second-hand stores or auction sites such as eBay. It is sought after for its ability to heat food evenly. Over time, a dark buildup may occur on the interior of Club cookware pots and pans. This build-up should be removed on a regular basis to ensure that your food is safe to eat.
Boil water in a large stock pot.
Place cookware in utility sink.
Add one cup of borax or Spic and Span to every gallon of boiling water. Stir until dissolved and pour directly on top of your Club cookware. Allow the pan to soak in the solution for at least two hours.
Remove the cookware and rinse. Use steel wool to scrub any leftover build-up. Wet the steel wool and work over the build-up in a circular motion.