Question about cleaning black varnish off pots (and why corning pots are brown)?

1. This is how I ruined the wife's asparagus pot (by using it as a fryer):
https://s30.postimg.org/amc98ptup/2_clean_pot.jpg
2. This is her corning glass pan which she loves (but why is it brown)?
https://s30.postimg.org/60z7cc43l/1_brown_glass.jpg
The first question is that I have already tried scrubbing with normal stuff like Ajax and a scotch-brite pad and that stuff baked onto her asparagus cooker from frying potato wedges is not going anywhere soon.
Is there a magic chemical for getting rid of that black sticky stuff?
The second question is simply why are all the corning glass pots brown? Can't they make them clear like Pyrex measuring cups are?
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Yes. It is called "lye". Easy Off oven cleaner is lye.
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On 1/5/2017 2:28 PM, Lacopo Ferrari wrote:

Scrubbing is about useless. I'd try oven cleaner first,then perhaps an acid.
The brown pot is Visionware. Corning stopped making it years ago because it is crap to cook with. I don't know if it is colored for visual effect or the compound to take the heat. My wife had a visionware pot and it went into the trash with the burnt on the bottom potatoes that stuck while boiling with water.
Treat your wife to a good quality pot. There are many, like AllClad Farberware etc. Multi-layer material that give really good heat distribution.
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Corning stopped selling them in the US very roughly 20 years ago, but brought them back very roughly five.
So yes, they are available again.
(The Corning line of cooking ware, plus, of course, Corelle, is now owned and marketed by World Kitchen)
http://www.shopworldkitchen.com/visions/
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On 1/6/2017 10:42 PM, danny burstein wrote:

The question is, Why? Worst cookware available.
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On Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 2:28:59 PM UTC-5, Lacopo Ferrari wrote:

WTF? Even deep frying shouldn't put that much grease on the outside of a pot. I'm surprised you didn't have a fire.
When my husband blew off the seasoning on my cast iron frying pan by using it on a turkey fryer burner, I got him his own pan. Perhaps you should get your own deep-frying pan.

Fashion. Plus, as you see, grease and scratches show up less. Cindy Hamilton
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On Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 1:28:59 PM UTC-6, Lacopo Ferrari wrote:

I have used Sokoff to remove heavy deposits on a commercial waffle iron. It works well and is safe on both aluminum and stainless steel.
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