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Apple pie crisis - burnt on to bottom of Le Creuset pans

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yogabird Fri 02-Sep-11 19:00:00

Twice!!! Once would be bad enough but twice starts to look like carelessness! Since I have done it on two consecutive days, and both pans look like they are covered in tar; I need to rectify this before cooking anything else. Any advice, anyone?

bigTillyMint Fri 02-Sep-11 19:01:45

I think soaking the pan with washing powder removes most stuff!

KatieMiddleton Fri 02-Sep-11 19:10:09

Coke poured into the pan and gently heated. Something in the coke helps lift off stubborn sticky stuff and the heating makes it liquid again to help scrape it off. Use a nylon/wooden spoon to help lift it away when hot.

Washing power as suggested is also good but I'd do the coke first (or even just hot soapy water) to get the worst of it off then drain before soaking with washing powder and gently rub with a nylon scourer after on the stubborn bits.

Having burnt on marmalade (in a daring Xmas ham experiment) to my Le Cruset before I feel your pain.

yogabird Tue 06-Sep-11 18:08:23

neither method has worked yet. HAve consigned said pans to back of cupboard to see whether time works its magic! Any other offers anyone?

yogabird Tue 06-Sep-11 18:09:03

lol at 'daring xmas ham experiment!'

promomum Tue 06-Sep-11 22:43:08

Boil up a dishwasher tablet in water in the pan - above the level of the burnt-on stuff. Then rub it with a washing up brush while it's still hot.

You may need to do this a few times - always works for me.

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