Rescuing enamel roaster

(14 Posts)
ladybird69 Sun 05-Jul-15 17:48:43

Hi my oven broke (think thermostat went) whilst I was cooking a roast although luckily it didn't burn house down it burnt my enamel roasting dish to a blackened mess. Is there any way of rescuing it? Also my pizza stone is black as it was in bottom oven can anyone tell me if I can clean that up too :-(

Sgtmajormummy Sun 05-Jul-15 18:08:44

Try soaking the enamel roaster overnight in a strong solution of bicarbonate of soda and water. Then elbow grease! If you don't have bicarb then crush a few dishwasher tablets (not pods!) .
Your pizza stone will be porous, so not sure what to do with that.brew

ladybird69 Sun 05-Jul-15 18:15:08

Thanks sgtmajor I'll give that a go. Hmmm yeah the stone would be so don't know bout that. It's a pampered chef one so cost a fortune hmm

TulipsAndSwifts Sun 05-Jul-15 18:21:59

I am not sure about stone but ammonia is very good at getting rid of carbon. It stinks and is best done outside. You could test a little piece or paint it with Oven Pride.

ladybird69 Sun 05-Jul-15 18:54:59

Hi thanks Tulips I have bicarb and ovenpride in the cupboard so I'll give the bicarb a go first then try the ovenpride. Hmmm wonder if pampered chef have a website that I could contact them on.

wowfudge Mon 06-Jul-15 16:39:23

Bio washing powder is good for this kind of thing. Soak using warm water to activate the enzymes.

ladybird69 Mon 06-Jul-15 19:38:36

Thanks fudge. Bicarb didn't work hmmI'll try that next.

BigFluffyHair Tue 07-Jul-15 00:02:34

I have the same issue with my pizza stone , pampered chef state theirs is non porous?

I need to do something with mine, probably a really hot sink of water.

ancientbuchanan Tue 07-Jul-15 00:18:36

Two options,

Old fashioned Brillo pad plus elbow grease. Works on mine, ok leaves a few scratches but as mine is coming up to its 35th birthday in October, do I care?

If that doesn't work , and if you are happy to place it on heat, boil washing powder and water in it. That normally does it.

Final desperate measure, leave outside overnight for a couple of nights. Then repeat any of those processes.

Nb,, if the burnt stuff was originally greasy, then boiling acid eg vinegar or rhubarb will help.

JinglyJanglyJungleBigGameTours Tue 07-Jul-15 00:24:04

If the bio powder hasn't worked, try washing soda. My DH got a hand-me-down casserole set from a friend who apparently incinerated everything and it brought it up like new. It's caustic I think though, so wear rubber gloves.

Carpaccio Tue 07-Jul-15 15:54:25

This Le Creuset cleaning product has cleaned some burnt stuff (that I couldn't get off with other products) off my Le Creuset pots and pans: www.lecreuset.co.uk/Cast-Iron-Cleaner.aspx#.VZvnaEYmOjE

ladybird69 Tue 07-Jul-15 22:40:54

Ooo thanks some more help thanks everyone. Pizza stone not greasy just blackened I'll give Brillo a go. I'll check out le cruest thanks.

ancientbuchanan Tue 07-Jul-15 23:22:52

Never done Brillo on a pizza stone. But Brillo/ other wire wool usually works. Don't use on non stick, obv.

thiskiwicanfly Tue 07-Jul-15 23:55:06

I use enamel every time I do a roast etc (and frequently burn things). I've found dishwasher powder (not tablets or pods) sprinkled over, then hot water and boil the lot for a few minutes - then leave to soak overnight - almost everything lifts off easily and remaining bits can be removed with a brillo pad.

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