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Le Creuset disaster any ideas?! Brillo pad?

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FusionChefGeoff Fri 15-Dec-17 20:33:28

My beautiful, beautiful pot is a tad fucked after my first induction cooking experience in our new home. Spag Bol burnt to ashes on the enamel, soaked and scrubbed with non stick scoured but no joy.

Any chemicals I should try? Oven cleaner?? Brillo pad?? Don’t want to naff up the enamel whatever coating thingummy for good....


RNBrie Fri 15-Dec-17 20:36:42

I'd fill it with water and a good slug of washing up liquid and let it simmer on the hob for an hour or so. That should help a bit, you might need to do it more than once with a good scrub in between.

t3rr3gl35 Fri 15-Dec-17 20:36:57

Biological soap powder and boiling water. Leave overnight.

ginteresting Fri 15-Dec-17 20:37:57

There's a wire ball you can get from
most supermarkets that will take that off in an instant, not Brillo pads. They're absolutely indestructible, I Promise.

Redken24 Fri 15-Dec-17 20:38:10

Coarse salt. And scrub it with your hands/gloves it willcome off eventually. Do u need to reseason creuset pans ?

EgremontRusset Fri 15-Dec-17 20:38:42

Bio soap powder but warm not boiling water.

MoreCheerfulMonica Fri 15-Dec-17 20:38:52

I've seen simmering on the hob with a slug of bio washing liquid recommended - the enzymes attack the burnt-on grot.

twinone Fri 15-Dec-17 20:38:58

Second the washing powder and boiling water combo. Works a treat.

ReinettePompadour Fri 15-Dec-17 20:39:04

Have you tried detergent and water. Stick it back on the hob and boil rapidly stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to remove the burnt bits.

I also heard that washing powder left soaking overnight then wash as normal in the morning but I would be worried it would always taste soapy.

Water, bio washing powder in second then bring to the boil for 15 minutes or so then empty and repeat then empty and repeat but leave overnight

I saved one that I’d destroyed worse then that!

MoreCheerfulMonica Fri 15-Dec-17 20:39:23


GandalfsWrinklyHat Fri 15-Dec-17 20:40:09

Heat a bit of vinegar the add bicarb, it breaks the carbon bonds or somesuch,
In the end vanish powder with a bit of fabric softner left overnight did the trick
Quite a few suggestions when you google, i tried most of them...
<bitter experience fucking white currants>
No brillo pads!

Crumbs1 Fri 15-Dec-17 20:40:19

Don’t Brillo pad it or use wire wool. Get a Fairy power spray and use that.

Unescorted Fri 15-Dec-17 20:41:42

Washing powder soak overnight and bring to a slow simmer in the morning.

Mugmugmugmug Fri 15-Dec-17 20:42:59

The le creuset cleaning cream is great. Saved me in a similar situation

SauvignonBlanche Fri 15-Dec-17 20:43:24

Aaah, this reminds me of one of my first ever MN posts about 10 years ago.

The advice i was given was biological washing powder soaked overnight.

isthistoonosy Fri 15-Dec-17 20:43:26

I used the wire ball thing as well and worked fine but soap and several soaks gets a lot it as well.

MatildaTheCat Fri 15-Dec-17 20:44:38

Dishwasher tablet in water and long slow simmer then soak and use a nylon pad. Works brilliantly.

Mum2jenny Fri 15-Dec-17 20:45:11

Soda crystals and water, bring to the boil and leave overnight loosens most burnt offerings

alltalknobaby Fri 15-Dec-17 20:48:48

Washing powder!

SellFridges Fri 15-Dec-17 20:50:04

Bio wash powder. I’ve done ours several times because I’m a twat.

FusionChefGeoff Fri 15-Dec-17 20:50:07

Wow amazing thank you everyone - will be tracking down some washing powder in the morning.

FusionChefGeoff Fri 15-Dec-17 20:51:10

Does it have to be powder??

Unescorted Fri 15-Dec-17 20:52:04

I am impressed that so many of us have tried to kill their le crueset.

Yep! Has to be powder! Own brand is totally fine but liquid or gel just doesn’t work the same

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