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Cleaning Le Crueset casserole pot

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SleepyFergus Sat 01-Sep-12 22:46:42

My DH over zealously reheated a casserole on the hob resulting in a stained casserole dish. He bunged it in the dishwasher and the stain is still there despite scrubbing. Can I 'bleach' it or somehow? I guess one of the silver metal scrubby wash things would be a no no? Any advice oh wise ones?

Beamur Sat 01-Sep-12 22:48:47

Soak it overnight with some washing up liquid and scrub it again. I've done this many times with ours and they recover, might take a few washes though. DP constantly moans at me for having the gas too high.

SeventhEverything Sat 01-Sep-12 22:51:45

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ChippyMinton Sat 01-Sep-12 22:53:35

Fill it with water and biological washing powder and bring it to a gentle simmer on the hob. Then let it soak overnight.

BoreOfWhabylon Sat 01-Sep-12 22:56:13

I leave mine to soak in a strong bleach solution (and I mean very strong) overnight.

Comes up lovely!

BIWI Sat 01-Sep-12 22:59:15

Fairy Power Spray is marvellous stuff. (Although goodness only knows what's in it.)

SleepyFergus Sun 02-Sep-12 04:24:48

Thanks all, a few options to try!

TirednessKills Sun 02-Sep-12 11:55:32

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PigletJohn Sun 02-Sep-12 13:18:40

A denture cleaning tablet will take most stains off

When the glassy enamel on le creuset ages and wears, it become matt and easier to stain. The more violently you clean it the faster it will wear.

I usually reckon a dishwasher will do, and a green nylon scourer for burnt-ons.

If you rub the internal surface with a spot of cooking oil on paper towel, and polish off, it makes the surface more "non-stick" next time you use it. This is especially helpful if it has been through the dishwasher (the same method works on non-stick pans)

savoycabbage Sun 02-Sep-12 13:21:41

Definitely jif. I do this often...

whatsthehurry Thu 06-Sep-12 17:46:05

And definetely don't use it for jam making - only made that mistake once!

RunningGuerita Thu 06-Sep-12 20:28:10

Soak overnight with baking soda and a bit of water (makes a paste).

Devonlovesadiva Thu 06-Sep-12 20:29:48

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fengirl1 Thu 06-Sep-12 20:32:27

Try Barkeepers Friend. It's very good'

SauvignonBlanche Thu 06-Sep-12 20:35:03

I was advised to use biological washing powder by MN, it worked a treat.

SleepyFergus Fri 07-Sep-12 06:33:47

Thanks everyone, will try over the weekend!

LadyHortensiaBloom Fri 07-Sep-12 06:42:26

Ignore that lot and go and buy the le creuset cleaner wink MIL bought it for me ages ago and at the time I rolled my eyes and thought what a waste of money but actually it is magic. Has my Le creuset looking like new in seconds. Don't know what is in it but truly, it works.

Sleepyfergus Thu 01-Nov-12 12:53:13

Been meaning to come back and update on this.

I ended up boiling up a bio washing tablet and then letting it simmer for an hour or two on a low heat. The crud came off very easily and it now looks like new.

Thanks again for all your suggestions.

Rugbycomet Thu 01-Nov-12 13:31:10

I find that bleaching them is successful. Other methods have not worked for me.

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