• 60 ml (1/4 cup) baking soda
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) cream of tartar
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) vinegar
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) soap flakes

  • 1.) Mix baking soda, cream of tartar and vinegar.
  • 2.) Stir in soap flakes.
  • 3.) Place a small amount of cleaner onto the aluminum pan and scour with fine steel wool.

  • Editor’s Note: Another hint to brighten darkened aluminum is to boil cream of tartar and water together in the pot. A hint to clean a burned saucepan is to liberally sprinkle with baking soda and add enough water to moisten. Leave to stand for several hours and clean.