Kathleen
Kathleen
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Asked on Oct 3, 2017

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

Sandra AllenElisabethWin19425477
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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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