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How do I Restore All Clad LTD Finish?

Kallie Johnson

An All Clad LTD finish prevents food from sticking to the pan during the cooking process. With repeated use, the surface of the pan can turn brown, look spotty or begin to peel off. The brown and spotty finish can be caused from a build-up of oils and residue, which can be removed with a deep cleaning. If the LTD finish is peeling, the pan should be recoated.

Deep Cleaning

  1. Combine equal parts of water and baking soda to form a paste similar in consistency to toothpaste.

  2. Dip a nonmetallic scrubbing pad into the mixture. Work the paste into the LTD nonstick finish in a circular motion. The baking soda should turn brown, indicating that it's lifting oils and residues from the finish.

  3. Rinse the pan under cool running water. Repeat the process until the baking soda is no longer turning brown. Dry the surface of the pan with a towel.

Recoat the Surface

  1. Deep clean the pan to remove all residue and buildup.

  2. Use a medium-bristled scrubbing brush to scrub away any loose coating. Rinse the pan under cool water to remove the loosened coating and dry it with a towel.

  3. Shake a can of nonstick surface repair spray. Spray a thin, even layer of the coating onto the pan. Allow the coating to work into the pan for 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat your oven to 550 degrees F. Bake the pan for 45 minutes.

  5. Remove the pan and allow it to cool to room temperature. If the cooking surface is uneven, coat and cook the pan until the cooking layer is even. Depending on how damaged the cooking surface was to begin with, this can process might need to be repeated up to three times.