Asked on Oct 22, 2017

How do you clean the sticky, brownish residue off nonstick pans?

BarbJudi Simes SargentPeter


6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 22, 2017

    try bar keepers friend
  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 22, 2017

    That may be lecithin from Pam type sprays, or from any other oil. Pour a little vinegar in the pan and turn the burner (eye) on low. When the vinegar starts to boil, turn it off. Let the vinegar cool, then use a soft scrub sponge to remove the gunk. Add a couple of drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid to remove the last of the greasy buildup. Enjoy your pans, but the food doesn’t stick, oil does. 😇💞
  • Marge
    on Oct 22, 2017

    put a dryer softener sheet in water with the pan. I let it soak overnight. Works every time.
  • Peter
    on Oct 22, 2017

    If your goal is to avoid all abrasives (as I do), start with a soaking in vinegar (it's a mild acid). The result may be gummy, but it's more easily handled.
  • Judi Simes Sargent
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Vegetable or coconut oil and baking soda. Make a paste. Spread on the residue, scrub with a towel or sponge. Rinse. Repeat if needed.

  • Barb
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Thanks everyone!
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