Best way to clean a wok with burnt-on food?

(20 Posts)
drspouse Mon 06-Jan-14 11:23:46

On checking mine says bicarbonate of soda. But it's definitely different.

PigletJohn Mon 06-Jan-14 09:46:35

Hudl!

PigletJohn Mon 06-Jan-14 09:45:54

Sorry, Hurl.

PigletJohn Mon 06-Jan-14 09:44:57

I think baking soda is what we call sodium bicarbonate round here.

PigletJohn Mon 06-Jan-14 09:44:57

I think baking soda is what we call sodium bicarbonate round here.

PigletJohn Mon 06-Jan-14 09:44:10

I think baking soda is what we call sodium bicarbonate round here.

drspouse Mon 06-Jan-14 09:23:58

Baking powder is different to baking soda and each one will be in a tub with the correct name on... I hope you've not mixed them up when baking!

Alwayscheerful Mon 06-Jan-14 08:44:33

Be very careful what you use on your gas hob ring burners, they are probably aluminium and soda crystals will discolour them. Astonish paste or a similar cleaning paste will do the trick.

My wok has a wooden handle, it is one if the few things I wash by hand, I avoid putting it in the dishwasher.

If your dishwasher is relatively new is is probably more economical than washing by hand. It will certainly be more hygienic and will clean tea pots, vases and glasses to perfection as long as you keep your filters clean and avoid the residue of mashed potato.

PigletJohn Sun 05-Jan-14 09:06:05

Put it in the dwr when he's out.

PigletJohn Sun 05-Jan-14 09:06:05

Put it in the dwr when he's out.

PigletJohn Sun 05-Jan-14 09:05:18

Put it in the dwr when he's out.

Cuddleczar Sun 05-Jan-14 08:55:47

Thanks, I'll try the washing powder idea. Is baking soda the same as baking powder?? And, would this work on the burnt-on grease spots that are on my gas hob ring burners? (The bits that the gas flame comes out of.) Have got a dishwasher, Piglet, but my DH does all the washing up smile and doesn't like using it! Which has given me an idea for a new thread...

PigletJohn Fri 03-Jan-14 14:33:52

you haven't got a dishwasher, have you?

Alwayscheerful Fri 03-Jan-14 13:56:28

Dishwasher tablet/ powder or biological washing powder boiled up for 10 mins then left to soak.

working3jobs Thu 02-Jan-14 21:04:09

biological washing powder in hot water and leave to soak. this also works on cooking/ roasting dishes and oven trays , I love washing powder!

JanetSnakehole Mon 30-Dec-13 21:45:50

I know this! Water and baking soda, boil on the stove until it loosens.<voice of experience>

Longdistance Mon 30-Dec-13 21:45:43

Boiling hot water, leave to soak

I have a proper steel wok,and it's about 13years olf. I just wash that with boiling water, and once dry 'season' it with cooking oil.

ChocolateHelps Mon 30-Dec-13 21:40:08

Bicarb of soda. Works on nearly any kind of dried food mixed with some hot water

DippityDoo Mon 30-Dec-13 21:32:19

Put some (clothes) washing powder and water in the pan and bring to the boil. This always works.

Cuddleczar Mon 30-Dec-13 21:27:09

I have a non-stick wok, well it used to be non-stick but now has quite a thick residue of burnt-on food on it, which dries after washing up and starts to peel off so that when I stir fry the next time little black bits are all over the food. Didn't want to go at it too hard with the scourer...any ideas about how to get the crud off without damaging it further??

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