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How the heck do I get this pan clean?!

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knitterati Sun 07-Apr-13 13:17:34

Need some sage Mumsnet advice here. DH kindly burnt some rice onto a pan. Boiled dry kind of thing. confused

The bottom of the pan is black and a scourer is not doing the job. Tried some liquid soda crystals, but that hasn't worked either. It's not non-stick or anything fancy.

Any ideas?

HDEE Sun 07-Apr-13 13:19:43

boiling water and bleach?

EffieTheDuck Sun 07-Apr-13 13:19:46

Try soaking it overnight with a good sprinkling of bio washing up powder.

EffieTheDuck Sun 07-Apr-13 13:20:17

Sorry. blush Washing powder.

Shattereddreams Sun 07-Apr-13 13:21:37

I swear by fairy power spray overnight and a brillo

Ponders Sun 07-Apr-13 13:21:47

you could try boiling some soapy water in it...what finish is it? if plain metal, I find the old-fashioned metal scourers work very well on stainless steel roasting tins

Fairy power spray left for 30 mins or whatever it says gets a lot of really burnt on black stuff off the enamelled grill pan I keep in the bottom of the oven (also using the metal scourers)

Chugnut Sun 07-Apr-13 13:23:25

Water and bio washing powder, bring to boil on hob, black should float off.

usualsuspect Sun 07-Apr-13 13:25:04

Yep,soaking in bio washing powder will do the trick.

MinnesotaNice Sun 07-Apr-13 13:26:39

Make DH do it? grin

Seriously though, I wouldn't boil bleach. Based on what I remember from chemistry class and a quick google, I'm fairly certain that will release toxic vapors that are very damaging to lungs.

I would soak in hot water with washing up liquid and then use elbow grease and steel wool. Which brings me back round to: make DH do it.

Juniperdewdropofbrandy Sun 07-Apr-13 13:28:54

I have the same problem but my doing. With popcorn.

I tried the vinegar and bicarb one. Boil vinegar and water then add bicarb. Didn't work.

I'll try the washing powder one but I did soak it in that too. I'll try boiling with it.

Good luck OP.

MrsMangoBiscuit Sun 07-Apr-13 13:30:33

We have stainless steel pans, and I've used mr muscle foaming oven cleaner on them when I've run out of ideas.

Mutley77 Sun 07-Apr-13 13:34:21

Some of this was left by the previous owners of our last house - had never seen it before but I used to use it with great success on pans.

roundtower Sun 07-Apr-13 13:36:42

In my experience leave it outside the back door for about a month while fully intending to sort it out.

When you bring it back it the hard black burnt on stuff will mysteriously wash out with a quick rinse. grin

Not seriously recommending this although it did work for me.

PigletJohn Sun 07-Apr-13 14:08:13

If it is stainless, a green nylon scourer and a drop of WUL will get it clean. If it is very bad you can scratch at it with a wooden spatula or something.

Stainless is very hard wearing so will stand up to severe cleaning, but avoid scratching it with a knife or similar.

soapnuts Sun 07-Apr-13 14:18:09

bicarb of soda and vinegar - leave it 20 mins and it really helps get it off

HDEE Sun 07-Apr-13 14:50:13

I didn't mean boil the bleach. Just a squirt of bleach, with water from the kettle.

dothraki Sun 07-Apr-13 14:56:44

salt and vinegar here - I leave it overnight then use a brillo pad

InMySpareTime Sun 07-Apr-13 14:59:01

Put it through a hot dishwasher cycle (with all the oven shelves and stuff with burnt on grease) and as soon as the cycle finishes (while it's still hot) give it a wipe with a gentle scourer. It usually wipes off easily.

FIFIBEBE Sun 07-Apr-13 15:14:00

I recently boiled some tangerines in water in a Le Cruset pan and forgot about them. The result was a cm of burnt jam! Nothing chemical has worked. I have just boiled more and more water in it and all is fine now. Probably took about 15 attempts, I just boiled up a pan of water every time I cooked anything.

Freddiemisagreatshag Sun 07-Apr-13 15:22:37

Dishwasher tab fill with water and boil.

BikeRunSki Sun 07-Apr-13 16:11:42

boil some water with a dissolved bio laundry tablet in. works wonders.

knitterati Sun 07-Apr-13 16:49:37

You lot rock! Thanks! DH will be busy with washing powder & the pan tonight! smile

Juniperdewdropofbrandy Sun 07-Apr-13 20:24:17

Dp just got ours clean tonight with a knife. It's enamel and cleaned up like new.

KLou111 Sun 07-Apr-13 20:33:48

Astonish, great stuff smile

StealthPolarBear Sun 07-Apr-13 20:36:37

Yes to. Bio washing powder, squirt of washing liquid and boiling water.leave overnight

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