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  • Le Roy, IL
Asked on Oct 3, 2017

How to remove burned-on sugar and apple on a 53 year old dutch oven.

Sandra AllenElisabethWin19425477


Add some details for your fellow Hometalkers! (Optional)How to remove burned on apple and sugar from an aluminum pan? (The aluminum dutch oven is 53 years old and a favorite. Will aluminum leach into the food cooked in it?

6 answers
  • BIB30749729
    on Oct 3, 2017

    boil a tablespoon of dishwasher detergent - the kind for use in dishwashers - in a full dutch over. leave it over night. scrape the goo out.
  • CAnn
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Bar Keeps Friend and elbow power.
  • Win19425477
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Try soaking a dryer sheet in pot overnight. Start with hot water.
  • Elisabeth
    on Oct 3, 2017

    I've burned food in an aluminum pan before and put hot water and baking soda in the pan, bring it to a boil and using a small, non-scratching flat spatula, scraped the pan. After getting most of the goo out, pour in sink, immediately put cold water in and let soak for a few minutes. Then generously sprinkle Bar Keeper's Friend on the wet pan and let it sit for about 1/2 hour. Scrub with a teflon pad in circles. You may need to use a little elbow grease for the stubborn spots, but you pan will eventually come clean. Aluminum will leach into acidic foods, such as tomato sauces or citric based foods.
  • Sandra Allen
    on Oct 3, 2017

    This video might help. The guys' kinda down-home but he seems to know his stuff.

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