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Tin discoloration a concern?

Eiron | Jan 2, 201903:00 PM     10

This past summer I received some rhubarb compote from a friend. It was quite a lot and I knew I'd never finish it before it went bad, so I decided to add a bit more sugar and citrus and reduce it down into a jam. I used a NOS restored copper pot from Rocky Mountain Retinning. The tin lining of the pot discolored in some areas to a dull grey and it remains so even after using it regularly since then. I've also noticed that these areas feel slightly matte in texture and are more sticky to food residues than the surrounding shiny areas.

The pictures show two angles of the discolored pot, and one side-by-side with another RMR pot that I've used just as much but hasn't discolored at all.

Is this anything I should worry about from a health/safety perspective?
Should I clean it with anything other than the soap & water I normally use?

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