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#1 of 3 Old 01-13-2010, 11:01 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello. I have a stainless steel double boiler pot. Stupidly, I have been using the steel boiler insert as a regular put and putting it directly on heat to cook food. I finally realized my error last night. The put was discolored on the inside with rainbow markings from high heat, I think. I have since chucked the pot, but want to know if there is any way that this was bad for me and my kids?
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Heat tint isn't harmful and doesn't interfere with using the pot. You might be able to remove it with a non abrasive cleaner, baking soda, barkeeper's friend, something like that.
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Thanks! I think I was more concerned that since the pot wasn't meant to go on direct heat, that I somehow caused toxic metals to be released into whatever I was cooking.
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