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Help, I've just made jam in my new copper bottomed pan and its burnt...

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Lotkinsgonecurly Sun 14-Aug-11 22:27:22

Any ideas on how to remove burnt jam from a stainless steel but very expensive saucepan? Copper bottomed now thinking wasn't the best thing to put it in....

Lotkinsgonecurly Sun 14-Aug-11 23:23:56


Shoutymomma Mon 15-Aug-11 11:25:46

Please anyone... I have a similar problem here. I did bicarb on Sat, washing powder yest and today am trying vinegar!

kennythekangaroo Mon 15-Aug-11 11:26:42

Boil up water and salt?

missuswife Tue 16-Aug-11 18:01:08

I would try filling with boiling water and soap, put a lid on it and let steam help.

BleughCowWonders Tue 16-Aug-11 18:03:52

Burnt pan here too! (caramel) I've tried salt but doesn't seem to have done any good. More salt? Or what soap Missus?

homeaway Tue 16-Aug-11 19:53:04

I was going to suggest washing powder, put pan on to boil but i am not sure if it will be good for a copper pan. I have done this and it does work but you have to put the pan on to boil if it is really burnt.

missuswife Thu 18-Aug-11 23:01:07

Soap = washing up liquid. Can you use a brillo pad on the pan or would that ruin it? Try squirting some Fairy liquid in the bottom, pour in boiling water, put the lid on it and let it soak for awhile. Ideally if it's burnt sugar it should hopefully dissolve.

pengymum Thu 18-Aug-11 23:14:06

burnt sugar will dissolve - but may take a while. Put washing powder in with water, boil and leave overnight. In the morning wash, scrape out anything that comes away carefully and repeat until all removed. May need to use some force for the small bits left towards the end but they will come out - I speak from experience!
If pan is copper bottomed, I am assuming that means copper is on outside. Inside should be fine but make sure the washing powder solution doesn't boil over and wash the outside well to make sure on soap left on.
Good luck!

BleughCowWonders Fri 19-Aug-11 18:25:24

Pengy is right - it took 5 days (of mostly doing nothing but having the pan on the hob just gloating at me!) but my burnt caramel has now shifted.

Thanks to all - hope Lotkins is ok too smile

Lotkinsgonecurly Sun 21-Aug-11 16:50:53

Thanks for all the posts and suggestions, I boiled a dishwasher tablet for about 15 minutes after soaking the pan in bio liquid overnight (which didn't do anything) and I managed to get all of it off really easily.

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