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Help How do I clean a non-stick pan?

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peachsmuggler Tue 11-Aug-09 14:05:25

I have stupidly got some fish stuck to my circulon non-stick hmm frying pan and cannot remove it as can't obviously use trusty wiry cleaner thingy.

It wouldn't normally stick but was cooking it in sticky sugary marinade (Damn you Nigella!)

The fish has gone but the black sugar substance remains.

Please help!

MsF Tue 11-Aug-09 14:06:29

try adding cola...apparently it removes burnt on stains.

TheInvisibleManDidIt Tue 11-Aug-09 14:09:25

Was going to suggest coke too- I think if you boil it in the pan it removes stains.

peachsmuggler Tue 11-Aug-09 14:24:26

but it's full of sugar. Won't I just be boiling it on???

cat64 Tue 11-Aug-09 14:46:37

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itstoearly Tue 11-Aug-09 14:51:28

bio washing powder and boiling water, brings it up like new, just simmer it for abour 10 minutes.

caykon Tue 11-Aug-09 14:59:18

I did similar and used coke, just add it to the pan, heat and tip out and the burnt on food will wipe out. It is really good

peachsmuggler Tue 11-Aug-09 15:00:20

Ok, am convinced. Will give it a go!

MsF Tue 11-Aug-09 16:28:22

<waits patiently to find out if coke worked!>

minimu Tue 11-Aug-09 17:25:58

Fill the pan with water and put in a dishwasher tablet and leave to soak overnight. Should be easy to clean in then - if the coke doesn't work!

GrimmaTheNome Tue 11-Aug-09 17:43:46

If its sugar-based, soaking in boiling water should dissolve it. (not sure about the bio detergent in this case - that's great for proteins)

peachsmuggler Tue 11-Aug-09 22:13:35

Boiled the coke in it till it started turning syrupy (!!!). Poured it out and...it had made no difference at all.

Now boiling it with just water......

peachsmuggler Wed 12-Aug-09 09:37:54

The water didn't work either!

Will try the bicarb of soda next as don't have dishwater tablets or bio washing powder.

Sigh...

peachsmuggler Thu 13-Aug-09 17:44:11

bicarb didn't work either! Eek

MaybeAfterBreakfast Thu 13-Aug-09 17:55:11

Simmering with bio washing powder for 15 mins always works here. Did it a few days ago with a baking tray that was coated in a sticky honey marinade.

Soaking overnight in steradent [sp?] denture cleaning stuff is supposed to work a treat to, but I'm guessing you might not have that in the house at the moment.

peachsmuggler Thu 13-Aug-09 21:07:39

No, no steradent here, thank god. No bio washing powder but will buy some and try that!

millenniumfalcon Thu 13-Aug-09 21:09:54

have you tried those "non-stick" scrubbies - the white rather than green ones?

peachsmuggler Fri 14-Aug-09 11:24:31

I've not seem those. Are they the half-sponge half-scrubby ones?

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