I love my DIL....really I do..but she does not come from a long line of women that bakes or even cooks for that matter. I have an old stock pot. Its cast iron. My great grandmother used it, passed it to my grandmother, then to my mother, and finally to me. I have had it several years, and it has seen more roast,stews, and home made soups than I could possibly count. It had many years of great build up on the bottom, to keep it from sticking. Here is where the problem starts. My DIL....whome I love most dearly...wanted to help me by doing the dishes. When she was done, she so proudly came to me and said. " Mom, that old pot, with all the black in the bottom, well...it took some doing, but its shiney and clean now" She was so proud of herself, for getting it " clean" I could not say anything to her. Now.....how do I get that back? Everything I cook in it sticks now. MissPrissy?? Anyone?? HELP!!!