May 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm #254938
My thing at present is to start to get dinner ready, meat in the oven vegies in the sauspans and on the hot plates then its time to sit down and rest while they cook. Unfortunately I then go to sleep and wake up when the sauspan with the greens in has turned to a black mess. Can anyone tell me how to clean the charcoal mess from the bottom of the pans, there must be something that will clean them before I run out of sauspans.May 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm #495766
A good soak will help. My Dad used to add dishwasher powder as he had exactly the same problem!!May 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm #495767
I once did similar and ended up with burnt rice on the bottom of a saucepan. I tried bi-carb soda, vinegar, boiling for ages and various other home remedies.
I ended up buying some of the Selleys oven cleaner. I rubbed the stuff on and left it for a day or two and the saucepan ended up looking just as good as new.
ETA: I had a dishwasher at the time, so gave it a few good runs through to get rid of any nasties from the oven cleaner.May 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm #495768
I watched ” how clean is your house” and the ladies used coca cola just warm it on the stove a bit and give a light scrub…………..worked a treat. They said repeat it a couple of times for badly burn on food.May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm #495769
Coke works because it contains phosphoric acid. Boiling some white vinegar in the pan for a while will do the same job.
P.S. I don’t want to be obvious here but the best way to clean a burned pan is not to burn it in the first place… If you make a habit of leaving pans on the stove unattended, best to stop doing that. At some point it will set fire to your house. One of the first rules they teach in commercial kitchens is never turn your back on what you are cooking.May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm #495770
Salt will help,just sprinkle it on the bottom and scrub or scrape with a spoon,it takes some elbow grease but does get rid of it.Plus any that hasn’t moved eventually comes out when you use the pot.
I’m also a great one for burning the peas usually when at work where it’s so easy to get distracted doing something else.
Maybe you should just turn the stovetop on low then if you fall asleep they wont have burnt.Or do your veg in the microwave.
Put the oven timer on for 1/2 an hour to wake you.
As airghead said be aware of fire,it happens very quickly.May 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm #495771
Airgead post=310672 wrote: Coke works because it contains phosphoric acid. Boiling some white vinegar in the pan for a while will do the same job.
:ohmy: :ohmy: I knew there was a good reason for not drinking Coke!!May 5, 2011 at 10:57 am #495772
Thanks for all the advice. Just finished washing it up and it came up like new. Left it sitting over night with diet coke in it than i heated it up on the stove this morning and it came up like a new one with the use of a soap pad. Once again thanks to everyone.May 6, 2011 at 1:16 am #495773
Guess what nearly happened to me at work tonight….yep nearly burnt the damn mixed veg.
I agree bluewren why do people drink coke
yuck not a drink I care for especially considering you can clean almost anything with it
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