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Burnt pan

(26 Posts)
Spindelina Sun 30-Oct-16 15:27:02

Is there a way (other than elbow grease and a Brillo pad) to get burnt apple off the bottom of a milk pan?

I've tried oven cleaner (which didn't touch it). Is there anything that will soften / lift it?

PhilMckrakin Sun 30-Oct-16 15:31:31

Biological washing powder with hot water. Lifts the burnt bits off and makes it as good as new. My mum swears by this. smile

Spindelina Sun 30-Oct-16 15:32:45

Worth buying bio washing powder for?

EyeOfNewtForTeaPleaseLouise Sun 30-Oct-16 15:34:47

Washing soda would work, or bicarbonate of soda would help a bit.

PhilMckrakin Sun 30-Oct-16 15:36:20

I would say yes if it saves the pan! I've never tried it myself but like I said my mum swears by it she heats up the water with powder in on the hob for 5 minutes and says you can just wipe the burnt bits off.

ReedBunting Sun 30-Oct-16 15:37:14

bio washing powder and leave overnight to soak. or a dishwasher tablet / powder should work.

Spindelina Sun 30-Oct-16 15:43:38

I've just given it a go with a dishwasher tablet. It's not doing anything, but I'm going to leave the tablet to turn into a paste to leave overnight and see if it helps.

BikeRunSki Sun 30-Oct-16 15:45:10

YY to bio washing powder. Simmer some in water in the past for half and hour.

SendARavenToRiverRun Sun 30-Oct-16 16:03:08

A good slug of salt and simmer the pan.. Keep stirring and it should come clean. Vinegar also works, so I'm told but I always go for salt.

Darwinisafish Sun 30-Oct-16 16:12:26

Boil rhubarb in it. Genuinely works.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sun 30-Oct-16 16:13:43

Boil coke in the pan. It works.

dementedpixie Sun 30-Oct-16 16:18:04

Astonish paste and a scourer normally works

dementedpixie Sun 30-Oct-16 16:18:53

That's my before and after pictures

Spindelina Sun 30-Oct-16 16:39:43

This is a during photo.

TyneTeas Sun 30-Oct-16 16:44:13

Simmer some very salty water

Danglyweed Sun 30-Oct-16 16:49:35

I always just use non bio powder, it still brings the pans and trays up beautifully

Spindelina Sun 30-Oct-16 20:08:42


This is after simmering a dishwasher tablet for about half an hour, then another go with a Brillo pad. Going to dissolve another tablet and leave it overnight.

CotswoldStrife Sun 30-Oct-16 20:14:50

If it's not aluminum or non-stick then I'd put soda crystals in, add boiling water, boil until the water discolours then turn the heat off and leave it for a bit.

I clean pans I've used to make popcorn this way and it works brilliantly. You've done well with the dishwasher tab though!

Spindelina Sun 30-Oct-16 20:40:05

Rooting through my cupboard reveals that other things that I own that have featured on this thread are soda crystals, non bio washing powder, vinegar, salt, and bicarb. I shall use these in turn. Plus barkeepers friend. And ammonia! Which I think I'll leave for now. No idea why I own ammonia.

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Spindelina Mon 31-Oct-16 19:37:56

Just getting the soda crystals to simmer for a bit

insan1tyscartching Mon 31-Oct-16 19:49:40

Tomato ketchup coated on and left and then rubbed off should work or lots of vinegar.

Spindelina Mon 31-Oct-16 21:16:46

Ketchup is another thing I own!

Spindelina Mon 31-Oct-16 21:55:17

Very scoured, but nothing burnt on. Thanks, mumsnet!

CotswoldStrife Mon 31-Oct-16 22:12:24


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