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I have burnt white sauce onto stainless steel pan

(17 Posts)
mitochondria Sun 14-Nov-10 17:58:26

How do I get it off again?

Last time I soaked, scrubbed, soaked, scrubbed again for about a week.

And yes, I should probably get some non-stick pans (or keep a better eye on the sauce).

Is there a magic way to get rid of it?

mousymouse Sun 14-Nov-10 18:00:22

bicarb or baking powder.
enough water to cover the bottom of the pan, tea spoon of powder, bring to the boil on the hob. let cool down and then scrub.

MissAnneElk Sun 14-Nov-10 18:02:44

Leave it to soak overnight with a dishwasher tablet - or dishwasher powder/liquid.

BitterAndTwistedChoreDodger Sun 14-Nov-10 18:02:50

Cola. Has to be full sugar jobby. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes or so.

mitochondria Sun 14-Nov-10 19:22:16


Don't have cola, will Dr Pepper work? I feel an experiment coming on.

Furball Sun 14-Nov-10 19:26:14

or you could use bio washing powder sprinkled into warm water and left overnight

mousymouse Sun 14-Nov-10 19:54:54

dr pepper is the same as cola, I think, should work. I would drink it and use bicarb though

dearprudence Sun 14-Nov-10 19:59:36

Dishwasher tablet in very hot water and leave to soak.

mitochondria Sun 14-Nov-10 20:40:28

Dr Pepper fairly successful, has got about half of it off. Have now left soaking with bicarb.

Don't have a dishwasher (so no dishwasher tablets!)

BikeRunSki Sun 14-Nov-10 20:44:04

Simmer some water in it with a bio washing tablet for about 20 mins.

MerryMarigold Sun 14-Nov-10 20:45:21

Coke is amazing. It has quite put me off drinking it, the sugar/ teeth thing wasn't enough, but it's power of burn removal is scary!

MerryMarigold Sun 14-Nov-10 20:46:01

(I also scrape at it with a blunt knife)...

catinthehat2 Sun 14-Nov-10 20:49:14

I have washing soda in stock for this problem. Less than £1 for a bag. (nb, this isn't caustic soda which some people think - it's stuff you can happiliy chuck in with your washing).

Chuck some in pan with boiling water from kettle.

Clean it up the next day.

THat is it.

katiepotatie Sun 14-Nov-10 20:54:58

Biological washing powder overnight in some boiling water, works a treat

MerryMarigold Sun 14-Nov-10 20:57:28

Oooh cat, I'll be trying that. I do have some. And the biological.

mitochondria Mon 15-Nov-10 22:41:34

And the conclusion is:

Dr Pepper - pretty good.
Bicarb - OK.
Bio washing powder soaking overnight - got all the rest of it off - so I think I declare washing powder the winner.

Of course the gunk may have been weakened by the Dr Pepper and the bicarb. I really need to burn stuff onto 3 saucepans so I can do a comparison.

I also didn't make it a "fair test" as I didn't leave them for the same amount of time.

crockydoodle Thu 18-Nov-10 09:14:49

I bung a load of salt in and water and boil for a bit. Lifts the gunk off and no overnight soaking

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