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Burnt Pans.

Postby Gruney » May 31st, 2018, 7:25 am

I've managed to burn my relatively new stainless steel frying pan. I've soaked and scoured with steel wool, and although quite a bit of the black stuff has come off, plenty hasn't. I thought of boiling vinegar in it - all that did was make me cough! Any tips please?
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Re: Burnt Pans.

Postby StokeySue » May 31st, 2018, 7:47 am

You don't need acid, you need alkali for burnt on food.
As the pan is stainless steel you can use most things
I'd rinse really well to remove any trace of vinegar then add some washing soda, quite a bit, perhaps a half cup (very approx.), then cover the burned area with cold water and bring to a boil. Leave to stand overnight then try scrubbing again. Repeat if necessary.
The other thing I use is Ecover Hob and Oven spray, which is very effective

Do wear gloves and don't use alkali on aluminium
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Re: Burnt Pans.

Postby Gruney » May 31st, 2018, 7:57 am

Thanks Sue.
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Re: Burnt Pans.

Postby PatsyMFagan » May 31st, 2018, 8:12 am

Sometimes a biological washing powder works as an overnight soak, or dishwasher powder.

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Re: Burnt Pans.

Postby scullion » May 31st, 2018, 8:16 am

if i burn pans i 'scrub' them with a dishwasher tablet or if they have a coating on them i leave to soak with half a dishwasher tablet in.
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Re: Burnt Pans.

Postby StokeySue » May 31st, 2018, 8:31 am

Yes, both biological washing powder and dishwasher detergent contain proteases, which can break down the protein that holds food residue together. I used dishwasher powder to remove some gunge from under the shower mat
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Re: Burnt Pans.

Postby KC2 » May 31st, 2018, 9:53 am

I've found the washing soda that Sue recommends has worked for me. I have a couple of le creuset pans that burn at the slightest opportunity! I also well and truly burnt a stainless steel pan once making a batch of marmalade. I thought it would never get clean again!
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Re: Burnt Pans.

Postby Seatallan » May 31st, 2018, 11:44 am

I vote for dishwasher tablets. I've had similar disasters with my preserving pan and a dishwasher tablet has worked a treat.
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Re: Burnt Pans.

Postby Gruney » June 1st, 2018, 9:16 am

Thanks everyone - after several applications of oven spray, bio washing liquid and brillo pads, all but a few recalcitrant specks have gone.

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Re: Burnt Pans.

Postby liketocook » June 1st, 2018, 1:16 pm

I've no idea why but soaking the pan overnight with potato peelings in works magic on burnt pans. My gran swore by this and it does really help lift the burned bits. Another good product is "Elbow Grease" https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/p ... /294530429.
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