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Old 02-10-2015, 08:52 PM
 
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Is there some way to get that burnt crap out of the bottom of the pan besides using a knife or tool. Maybe something liquid that loosens the burnt stuff up so that it can be cleaned easily.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:56 PM
 
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Put some water and a bit of dishwashing soap in the pan and heat it on the stove at a very low temp. As the water heats up the burned stuff should start loosening and you can scrape it off.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:56 PM
 
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Apparently, there are 1.5 million ways, but one or two are probably duplicates:

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Old 02-10-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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I have had success with straight vinegar added to pan and bring it up to boiling to remove the stuck on stuff. Also have had success with lemon juice (acid). Good luck to you nickerman.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:46 PM
 
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What kind of pan? If it's stainless steel -- only stainless steel -- use a metal mesh scrubbie.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:58 AM
 
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Is there some way to get that burnt crap out of the bottom of the pan besides using a knife or tool. Maybe something liquid that loosens the burnt stuff up so that it can be cleaned easily.
Patience is the key. It may take several days to do it properly, but you can clean the pan without damaging it, even if you're dealing with a nonstick pan.

Squirt a few drops of dishwashing detergent. Then fill it with very hot water. The brand of detergent does matter; I've had excellent results with Ultra Palmolive Oxy Plus Power. Let it sit for a few hours or even overnight. The water may become cool or cold, but don't worry. Let it sit. If you can scrape it a bit with your fingernail dump the water and refill it with the hottest water that you find comfortable Then scrub it with a plastic scrubber. This should work. If not, soak it again but longer this time. You can use a copper scraper on stainless steel, ceramic, enamel, or raw aluminum. Steel scrubbers scratch eveything. Use only plastic scrubbers with nonstick.

If your stainless steel remains stained or becomes stained the best product is Barkeepers Friend. Make a paste and let it sit a few minutes; then scrub it with a soft sponge.

Amazon.com: (3 Pack) Bar Keepers Friend Cookware and Sink Cleaner - 12 Oz. Each: Health & Personal Care
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:47 AM
 
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Find an old credit card. The world's best scrapers. It will get nearly all off, the rest can be scrubbed with a pot scrapers. For the last few stubborn spots, remember what miraculous tools your fingernails are. Miniature credit cards that grow back.

Keep a credit card in your car, for light frost on the windshields. Much better than standard car window scrapers, which get all nicked.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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I have had success with straight vinegar added to pan and bring it up to boiling to remove the stuck on stuff. Also have had success with lemon juice (acid). Good luck to you nickerman.
Vinegar and baking soda. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes. If still tough, heat it up a bit till it's easy to scrape with spatula.

You can also heat up the pan with the burnt stuff till hot, then add a cup of cold water. This will shock it into loosening it. use a spatula to scrape up the bottom. Do it while as soon as you pour the liquid in. It's also a cooking method called deglazing. It works for lightly burned bottoms.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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Bar Keeper's Friend, baking soda, and Bon Ami are all good choices.

My husband scorched the bottom of my favorite Revereware dutch oven from my gram, popping popcorn on the stove. Lots of black carbon char from burnt oil and popcorn. Bon Ami worked, but it took about three elbow grease-heavy scrubs to get it all.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:19 AM
 
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some dawn dishwashing soap. hot water. let sit overnight. use one of those plastic pan scrapers, stuff comes right off next morning.
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