Burnt On

@Modestah (11188)
United States
March 20, 2008 2:07am CST
How do you take care of your burnt on pans? Do you let them soak in hot sudsy water? Do you use a brillo or other scrubby pad? Do you prefer to use a scraper? or do you wait for someone else to take care of the mess for you? OR do you throw up your arms and throw out the pan? I love my little brown scraper from pampered chef, it has to be the single most useful item I have ever bought from that company!
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@Ldyjarhead (10241)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I'll leave them soak, but if it's really bad, I'll sprinkle baking soda in the pan, add just a little water to barely cover the bottom, then put it back on the burner on high for just a minute or two. Pop it back into the dishwater and it usually comes right off with no scrubbing.
@Ldyjarhead (10241)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Oh, and of course baking soda is totally green and non-toxic, unlike oven cleaner or detergent.
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
20 Mar 08
baking soda and vinegar are my favorite cleansers - but I did think that powdered laundry cleanser was actually soap and not detergent...?
@Ldyjarhead (10241)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Soap? Detergent? All still bad for you ...
20 Mar 08
One of the best things I've found for cleaning burnt on marks is to soak them in powder laundry detergent and warm water - especially things that have come out of the oven, like a lasagne. It's amazing - the burnt food just lifts off.
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
20 Mar 08
wow! another suggestion that I have never heard of. Thanks! it looks like my time at the kitchen sink is going to be reduced!
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I will try scraping them if, it wont damage them too much. Of course you can't do that with teflon, or other materials like that. When in doubt I break out the oven cleaner. It does a really good job at removing just about everything, including your skin so make sure you use gloves and are in a well ventilated area.
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
20 Mar 08
oh wow! I had never thought of using oven cleaner! good for you to come up with an innovative way to clean the pans. no, scraping is taboo when it comes to teflon isnt it? I do not use teflon as you are not to boil or use hot temps in it - it releases toxic gasses, and I always tend to cook things at a high temp.
@Nardz13 (5056)
• New Zealand
21 Mar 08
Hi there... A good way I found to get the hard, burnt, baked on food off pots and pans, or other dishes, is to put a little dish washing liquid and some water in the pan and let it boil, then turn it off until your ready to wash your lot... It always works for us...