Give that burnt on stain in your favorite stainless steel pan a little love.
Don't just live with that stain, get it out of there! I noticed last night while doing dishes that I had a brown stain in my saucepan that must have been burned on from a previous meal as it was tough to get out. I tried a little trick that worked for me on chrome (read below) and I had success! Sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of the pan, wet it down with warm water. Take a piece of aluminum foil and form it into a ball. Gently but firmly, polish the pan with the foil. Voila! Just like new.
This also works as I said on chrome. My husband has a vintage Schwinn Orange Krate Stingray bike that had been given to him from his parents in 1969. His parents held on to it over the years and we have moved it several times ourselves. Last Spring, he decided to take on the project of cleaning up the rust on the chrome body. I did a little research on Google and low and behold, there was an aluminum foil fix. For daily use around the house or for that special project involving your vintage car or bike, try a small piece of crumpled up foil and buff away. It works wonders, notice the rust on the left pedal compared to the right. It looks like he still has some work to do on a nice sunny day off in the near future.
As a side note, most bikes have chrome handlebars, try dipping the foil in vinegar, that will help things along. There is that darn vinegar, is there anything it doesn't clean?