For 3 days or 4, I've been using vinegar and baking soda to try to salvage my soup pot, a Le Crueset which I've used for several years. The other day it was left at home alone cooking beans with too little water for quite a long time. Before the bean tragedy, the enamel was already worn off the bottom. (I have people in my house who might use a metal spoon when I'm not looking.)
The vinegar and baking soda have done all they can do for me. Next I've tried bleach.
It looks almost the same as it did before, not great but almost; but the smell of burning is deeply committed to this dear soup kettle.
It's my favorite cooking thing and I can't afford to buy another one. They're $100-150 even at the off-price stores.
Can this pot be saved?
Thanks for caring,