I have a Zojirushi 5 cup Fuzzy Logic Rice cooker where the bottom heating element is starting to Blacken. See attached photo. The manual says this is not good and to clean it with a soft abrasive pad. But using a pad that can get the stains out, scratches the hell out of the surface, which the manual says is not good. I would love to use barkeepers friend in it but I fear the powder will go everywhere and ruin it. Or if I make a paste or use the liquid version it might get into the heating elements and cause problems.
Anyone have any Suggestions.